Newsweek owner Sidney Harman probably would have been delighted if Fareed Zakaria seriously considered taking over the magazine, but he doesn’t want anything to do with management, or trying to help figure out that dark, mysterious, scary future of journalism.
Mr. Zakaria told David Carr, “I very much want to be in the business of creating content, of doing stories all over the world, rather than figuring out what the business model is for Newsweek on the iPad, although that’s very important work as well.”
Ah, yes, important work. It is important work but Mr. Zakaria has no interest in trying, even if it means failing several times over. At least he’s honest. Off to the warm, safe embrace of Time and CNN and HBO he goes!