What’s Happening: The annual tongue-in-cheek Bloomberg Businessweek Jealousy List for 2018 laid out the articles that Bloomberg editors wish they had thought of first. “Journalism so good it makes us question our career choices,” they write. The collection favors lengthy non-fiction journalism, in a similar way that the Longform and Longreads sites do.
Why it Matters:
The Bloomberg list puts a focus on longform journalism in a lighthearted approach that skewers the “Best of” lists that clutter up social feeds and newsletters. The subject matter in Bloomberg’s picks is diverse, ranging from maternity health and heroin addiction to isolation in Japan and true-crime stories. There’s even a 1970 folk song by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in there.