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Fortune Enters The CIO Game

Who does John Kell write for again? Fortune? Fast Company? Business Insider? Well, all of them. John might have to rein things in starting this week, however, once he starts producing Fortune’s new CIO Intelligence newsletter.

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Cheat Sheet: AI Newsletters, Mostly on Substack

We recently upgraded this cheat sheet to 19 newsletters, all with contact info. We tried to avoid the roll-up newsletters that point to others’ content but offer little of their own. There are a couple in there. Then again, those “digest” newsletters point to still more resources.

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Axios Launches Five Vertical Newsletters

Axios Pro officially launched last week. It comprises three verticals focused on “PE, VC and M&A” news in fintech, health tech and retail. Later this year, look for climate and media verticals. Price: $599 a year for each vertical, after a 14-day free trial.

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Cheat Sheet: Substack Healthcare Newsletters

Though there are many more out there, this cheat sheet lists only seven Substack healthcare newsletters. We omitted the ones whose authors publish infrequently, and those that just don’t seem worth your time. Below are the ones “closest to useful.” 

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Profile: Andrew Nusca, Morning Brew

After more than ten successful years at ZDNet and Fortune, Andrew Nusca is wrapping up his first successful year at Morning Brew, the newsletter publisher co-owned by Insider Inc. As executive editor, Andrew oversees the daily Morning Brew flagship newsletter, the one with more than three million daily readers.

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Cheat Sheet: Morning Brew Pitch Targets

Here are the 16 writers and editors associated with all seven Morning Brew newsletters. Topics: personal finance, lifestyle, emerging tech, HR, marketing, retail and the “generalist” flagship newsletter.

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FRIDGE NOTES

Gen AI: The Big Fizzle?

Goldman Sachs took 32 pages to say pretty much that. The media business may turn out to be an outlier, an industry perfectly suited to synthetic, multilingual words, sounds and images at scale. As for everyone else, well, the global consultancies will learn the truth first because they have rushed to monetize Gen AI — they aren’t yet succeeding.

Bloomberg Businessweek Goes Monthly

Now a misnomer, the Businessweek name will stick around for a while longer. Bloomberg is investing big in paper stock and photography. It’ll be a coffee table magazine, showcasing all that Bloomberg does. Now we know why Brad Stone took this new assignment. The first refurbed issue arrives in July.

Semafor Goes AI Crazy

Fourteen of 19 tech stories in the Semafor technology section are about AI. Two of the five outliers were about TikTok’s potential sale. Semafor sells itself on being differentiated. Chasing AI-news-of-the-day won’t achieve that.

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