Several magazine writers admit they were clueless knuckleheads in the 1990s. If they could only get work, they would be so much smarter now.
Susan Kuchinskas, a senior writer for CMP’s now-defunct M-Business and Business 2.0, says, “I wasn’t trained for business reporting, just like a lot of reporters weren’t trained for business reporting. In the old days, an inexperienced reporter would be assigned to a seasoned editor who’d hand-hold them and make sure they asked the right questions. At Business 2.0, even the editors were kids! It was the blind leading the blind.”