Another One (Pub) Bits the Dust
My former publisher, Penton Media, continues to struggle through the challenges that are facing all publishers: “John French released an internal memo today announcing that he is stepping down as CEO of Penton Media.”
Recently I learned that RF Design magazine folded – part of the consolidation of pubs after the Prism purchased Penton last year. This consolidation made sense as RF Design magazine competed with Penton’s Microwaves and RF book. Hope that Ashok Bindra, the Editor-in-Chief of RD Design, has been able to find work.
Also note that Dan Harris, the digital editor at Electronic Design, has also left Penton. And so the collective editorial talent pool continues to decline – not a good sign for the industry or the engineers that rely on independent technology and news coverage.
On a happier note, I see that Nancy Friedrich – my old friend and colleague at Penton – has become the Editor-in-Chief of Microwaves and RF magazine. Believe that the former EiC of the pub – Jack Browne – is still around as well. Congrats, Nancy!