Ziff Davis Realigns Management of eWEEK for Digital Transition
Scott Ferguson and Chris Preimesberger named co-editors-in-chief.
In the wake of its recent announcement to convert to an all-digital portfolio, Ziff Davis Enterprise realigns its eWEEK editorial staff. This translates to the division of eWEEK editor-in-chief duties between two staffers: Scott Ferguson and Chris Preimesberger.
Ziff Davis Enterprise CEO Steve Weitzner says in a company statement, “"The versatile nature of digital platforms allows IT professionals to not only search for news and information when and where they want it, but also to enjoy richly-endowed multimedia analytical and feature content. To reflect this dual utility of digital platforms we are implementing a new editorial management structure…”
Ferguson will act as editor-in-chief of eWEEK news, managing reporting staff and news for e-newsletters, websites, digital magazines and mobile apps. Preimesberger is named EIC of eWEEK features and analysis, focusing on industry trends and investigative content in addition to acting as the “face of the magazine in the marketplace.”
Other changes include the departure of Eric Lundquist, formerly eWEEK editorial director. Lundquist leaves Ziff Davis “to pursue other interests”. UPDATE: Lundquist joins UBM TechWeb’s InformationWeek Business Technology Network as vice president and editorial analyst.
The publisher announced its decision to convert to digital only in late October, strategically focusing on traditional websites, mobile websites, tablets and digital editions. Its three print magazines (Baseline, CIO Insight and eWEEK) will be digitized for their January issues.
Of eWEEK, CEO Weitzner tells FOLIO:, “We will publish it in the same way–it will go through the same editorial process, the stories will get vetted, they’ll be laid out by art, we just won’t print it or mail it. We’re going to invest that savings in content. We’ll be able to add editors for the first time in a while-we’ve been adding but we’ll be able to make a substantial investment in content-we’ll have more vehicles, so we’ll need it.”