From a more digital focus to an open-office, Fortune changed quite a bit in 2015.
January has long been a favored time to talk of new beginnings—and we have some exciting things in store for 2016. But one of the real joys of leading the team at Fortune for the past year has been watching this grand, 86-year-old franchise transform itself.
The biggest change has been in the digital arena, where we now publish 80 to 100 stories a day, read by nearly 17 million people a month. Our video audience has grown fivefold, and we have one of the fastest-growing mobile-device audiences in the magazine world. All of this speaks to the core goal of our evolution: getting you quality business news and advice wherever, whenever, and however you want it.
We’ve also doubled down on technology coverage, hiring a passel of new journalists who are true experts in the technologies that are transforming business: cloud and mobile computing, connected devices and the Internet of things, big data and machine learning, advanced robotics and drones. We have made understanding and covering the new industrial revolution our guiding purpose.
And, to help drive cross-platform thinking, we have taken down the walls—relocating to bright, new, open offices in early December (see our new digs above). The dynamic space is already helping to foster collaboration.
As we continue to reinvent, redesign, and reinvigorate our beloved brand, however, some things won’t change. Ever. We will continue to be a home for great business reporting and storytelling—like Peter Elkind’s fascinating piece on the blowback to Big Business from its campaign to promote Common Core, and Vivienne Walt’s compelling dive into Amazon’s new operations in India, as the e-commerce giant reinvents itself to conquer a staggeringly huge market. Continual evolution, after all, is the secret to business success.
Before we move forward, here’s a look back at the year’s biggest headlines:
A version of this article appears in the January 1, 2016 issue of Fortune with the headline “The Joy of Reinvention.”