After a few weeks of back and forth, it’s now a done deal: Michael Wolff is leaving Adweek. He was the publication’s editorial director.
A few weeks ago, rumors swirled about Wolff’s departure, which Prometheus Global Media chairman Jimmy Finkelstein denied. Executive editor Jim Cooper will now be stepping in on the day-to-day at Adweek and Adweek.com.
“I am sad to leave but sure the talent here will continue to do great things. I’m grateful to everybody at Prometheus for giving me this opportunity and this wonderful year,” Wolff said in a statement.
One theory from Gawker was that Adweek stopped being the trade magazine it was meant to be. Do you read the publication? What are your thoughts?
*Update: Adweek has published a letter from Cooper, reaffirming the publication’s mission and editorial focus.