At last night’s mediabistro.com “Social Media and the Customer: Focus on Community Management” panel, former BusinessWeek community editor Shirley Brady revealed that she and veteran reporter Steve Baker had “set up a private Ning network to keep people in the loop” while the magazine was in the midst of being sold by its owner McGraw-Hill, according to our sister blog PRNewser.
Both Brady and Baker were among the 130 people let go from BusinessWeek after Bloomberg LP acquired the pub in October. But the network they set up remains, and ex-staffers now use it stay in touch.
Baker told PRNewser that the group now has several hundred members, mostly made up of BusinessWeek alums.
Read more: BusinessWeek Staffers Used Ning To Communicate During Acquisition –PRNewser