New Yorker Leads Businessweek’s Annual ‘Jealousy List’

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Every writer has read an article that they wish they had written themselves. Honoring that odd moment is Businessweek’s annual Jealousy List, a compilation of pieces that the magazine’s staffers wish they had done themselves.

Leading the Jealousy List pack is The New Yorker, with seven pieces. The New York Times is the runner-up with six, followed by The New York Times Magazine (6) and Wired (2).

“We spend all year trying to produce the best business journalism we can every week,” wrote Businessweek editor Ellen Pollock. “But throughout the year we are also reading, and every so often we feel a little twinge of jealousy: We wish we’d published that.”