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Baba Shetty is stepping down as CEO of Newsweek/The Daily Beast after just nine months in the position, editor in chief Tina Brown wrote in a memo that went out to staff this evening. Mr. Shetty will take the summer off to “spend time with his family.”
Newsweek‘s international publisher Rhona Murphy will return to New York as interim CEO.
Mr. Shetty, who came over from advertising agency Hill Holiday, succeeded Stephen Colvin as CEO back in September. But unlike Mr. Colvin (and in an unusual chain of command), Mr. Shetty reported directly to Ms. Brown.
Michael Moynihan, the journalist now known for exposing Jonah Lehrer’s Bob Dylan quote fabrications, is going over to The Daily Beast, reports FishbowlNY. He will be Cultural News Editor “focusing on the intersection of culture and politics, social issues and business and other key issues.” He will also review books and write for Newsweek.
In addition to his work uncovering fabrications, Mr. Moynihan has been a columnist at Tablet, a book reviewer at The Wall Street Journal, and was the managing editor of Vice.
We can only hope that Mr. Moynihan will eventually get the chance to review Mr. Lehrer’s new writing that he mentioned in a Los Angeles Magazine profile.
AAA Rating, affirmed: it would have taken Superman being placed in DC Comics’ batting lineup to overcome The Wall Street Journal last night. Wall Street may have had a rollercoaster week, but the Journal’s softball team was trending upwards – they beat DC’s Bullets 11-4.
News assistant Will Smith—yes, that one—hit three homeruns in three directions, prompting Read More
Highbrow softball season is continuing—full-swing, of course—through the summer. Monday afternoon’s game pitting The Paris Review against High Times betrayed the hyper-intellectualized and mellow qualities respective to the publications playing.
The New York Media Softball League continues to heat up as landlocked editorial staffers channel their sublimated rage into line drives. Two-time champions the Wall Street Journal Capitalists faced off against the Newsweek/Daily Beast team during Week 2 of the league’s exhibition play. In 2010, the only team to slay the mighty Beast was Newsweek. After a tumultuous year in which the properties merged and the editorial reins were handed to Tina Brown, the combined entity can be sure of at least one outcome: a better, tougher softball team.
Tunku Varadarajan will serve as Newsweek‘s editor of international editions, Tina Brown told News Beast staffers today. Varadarajan has been promoted from The Daily Beast side of the family, where he was a national affairs correspondent. Like Brown, he is an Oxford alum and began his career in Great Britain. The position sounds similar to Read More