The Death of Print
Newsweek will no longer be a print magazine, Tina Brown announced in an early-morning blog post. The last print edition will be December 31, 2012.
“In our judgment, we have reached a tipping point at which we can most efficiently and effectively reach our readers in all-digital format,” Ms. Brown writes. “This was not the case just two years ago. It will increasingly be the case in the years ahead.”
The new all-digital, paid-subscription publication will be called Newsweek Global and be available for tablets and online. Select content will be available on The Daily Beast’s website. The Daily Beast, which launched in 2008, merged with Newsweek two years ago.
Welcome to New York
Andrew Sullivan has never been shy about expressing his opinion and when it comes to New York—where he’s lived for all of two weeks—he’s not pulling any punches.
In a Daily Beast post written today—entitled, what else? “New York Shitty”—Mr. Sullivan tells us just how much he hates this horrible city. He hates it a lot. He hates the crowds, he hates his apartment, he hates the internet here and he even hates his cell phone service. Most of all he hates how much he’s paying to hate all these things.
Newsweek’s latest attempt to gin up attention and traffic with controversial covers was posted online today–an all caps “Muslim Rage” headline, almost as big as the magazine’s logo, illustrated by a photo of men in religious garb with contorted faces and fists.
In an apparent miscalculation, Newsweek tried to capitalize on their edgy cover by inviting a conversation on Twitter with the suggested hashtag #MuslimRage.
In the past week, the Newsweek Daily Beast Company has lost three high-level staffers and recouped some long-lost Newsweek veterans, suggesting a major overhaul as executive management comes to grips with a disappointing first year.
Early last week, Tina Brown announced that she’d lured back Dan Klaidman, a longtime managing editor of Newsweek and its Read More
A former Newsweek veteran, Dan Klaidman, has rejoined The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, editor in chief Tina Brown announced to staff today.
foresight is 20/20
Does Tina Brown have a mole on the Nobel judges panel or is she just prescient? In September, The Daily Beast’s publishing arm, Beast Books, published a memoir by Liberian peace activist and Daily Beast contributor Leymah Gbowee called Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War (such a Tina Brown title!) Not three weeks later, Ms. Gbowee was one of three women to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
(Who Run The World)
and The Daily Beast have hired Abigail Pesta, Marie Claire
editor-at-large, to serve as editorial director of women’s issues, including content pegged to the expanding Women in the World
initiative, The Observer
Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit, conceived of in 2010 and programmed by Kyle Gibson, is slated to Read More
Lucky style editor John Jannuzzi is not the anonymous author of the now-defunct @CondeElevator twitter, as the Daily Beast reported yesterday.
“I can confirm that John is not the creator of the Twitter handle @CondeElevator,” Conde Spokesperson Beth Jacobson told The Observer.
After a couple of mildly irritated tweets, Mr. Jannuzzi published a good-humored denial on Lucky’s website.
“According to The Daily Beast, sources say disciplinary action is only hours away and I’m shaking in my Tretorns,” he wrote.
“On a personal note, according to another tipster, I’m ‘not particularly well known’–I’ll nurse my wounded ego later.”
Media brands including Daily Beast, Mediaite, Hollywood Life and Crushable effectively issued a “bring it on” to comment trolls this morning by launching channels on VYou, the New York-based question-and-answer site where users record video answers to questions that can be submitted anonymously. (Read More
Rebecca Dana, a senior correspondent at The Daily Beast, has been tapped to rework the front of the book at the new Newsweek once the two publications’ merger has been completed, sources tell The Observer, and she is likely to edit the section when the title relaunches in February. Ms. Dana came to the Beast Read More