Jon Meacham was on Morning Joe today discussing one small gaffe within The New York Times’ scoop about Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and his presentation of his military service in Vietnam.
Mr. Blumenthal, who is running for the senate, has been saying that he served in Vietnam when he was really in Read More
That’s right, people can say whatever they want about Sally Quinn’s friend Jon Meacham, but at the end of the day he’s smarter than them and they’re just jealous.
Politico’s Patrick Gavin spoke with Ms. Quinn while preparing his profile of Mr. Meacham.
“Whatever he does, he’s going to be Read More
This Time It's Personal
Earlier this afternoon, Slate’s Big Money (owned by WashingtonPost.Newsweek Interactive Co. LLC, by the way) posted a column titled “It’s Not the Economist, Stupid: Newsweek has lost its role globally and its voice locally.”‘
Newsweek may not be the Economist, but the magazine has not lost its voice.
“You don’t just jump over Read More
As magazines buckle these days, it’s always the fault of the media landscape. Unless, of course, it’s the editor’s fault, too.
No one ever heard a bad word said about Ruth Reichl when Gourmet went down. But when Portfolio folded, the economy was blamed, and then Joanne Lipman was blamed, too.
But now that Read More
Catchers in the RyeMedia M&A
“The good news today is we did not close today, we went up for sale,” Jon Meacham told Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last night.
There was a dark edge to Mr. Meacham’s humor, but he seemed realistic about the challenges facing his magazine.
“We’ve made it as hard as possible,” Mr. Meacham Read More
Newsweek is up for sale, and editor Jon Meacham is going to explore the possibility of rounding up some bidders to buy the magazine himself.
“I believe this is an important American institution,” he said in an interview. “I just do. Maybe that’s quixotic, maybe that’s outdated, but it’s what I believe.”
He said he Read More
On the Market
We wondered why The Washington Post Company had decided to move Newsweek out of the Tribeca office that the title moved into only a year ago and here’s why: The magazine is up for sale.
Newsweek has been part of the Washington Post Company since 1961. Allen and Company will help Donald Graham make the Read More
Jon Meacham–whom John Koblin profiled last spring, earning a Mirror Award nomination–has a new gig. In addition to editing Newsweek, he’s now co-hosting a show called Need to Know on PBS:
And only 11 months after Newsweek moved to Tribeca, it looks like they’re packing their bags again.
The newsweekly is being pushed out of its plush new office at 395 Hudson Street and tossed back to midtown at the considerably less nice-sounding 887 Seventh Avenue, the Post reported today.
The magazine’s new location will be a Read More
Joe Scarborough held up a copy of The New York Times. It was Monday, Nov. 16, and earlier in the morning The Times had published a piece about Newsweek, which had recently laid off 13 staffers. Quarterly ad revenue at the newsweekly was down 48 percent versus last year. That said, according to The Times, Read More