Angelina Jolie covers this week’s Newsweek, keeping with the Tina Brown tendency to feature bold face name women and with a black background design that harkens back to her Talk days. It might even be working at little, as Newsweek subscription renewals rose last month for the first time in 2006, according to Read More
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.
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As an in-house advertisement in the Halloween issue of Newsweek promised, Tina Brown’s dormant TV career is back from the dead.
Daily Beast TV, the online video channel The Observer first caught wind of in July, has launched on the Beast’s website. Though none of the shows bear the name of Ms. Brown’s erstwhile CNBC Read More
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Over the past two years, while most American coverage of the Meredith Kercher murder case either played the story straight or raised questions about the competence of the Italian justice system, Tina Brown’s The Daily Beast followed the lead of the British tabloids, dishing on the sexual proclivities and bizarre comportment of Amanda Knox, sometimes Read More
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 occur Read More
ESPN The Magazine
published a piece today by Touré called “What If Michael Vick Were White?” featuring the above photo, according to Deadspin
. Touré took to Twitter to assure readers that he didn’t want the piece titled and packaged like that, in fact the piece says you can’t
imagine him as a white guy.
That’s why we need the CGI.
The riots in London seem finally to have subsided, but strange things are afoot stateside this week, so much so that we’re starting to wonder if Mercury, which went retrograde Aug. 3, is currently doing to the entire planet what it once did so publicly to Jeremy Piven. (Also, when does the statute of limitations Read More
The Eight-Day Week
Gloria Steinem either was or was not interested in talking about The Playboy Club, the upcoming NBC series depicting the milieu in the buxom-bunny warrens where she’d worked, undercover, in the 1960s. “It’s defunct, it doesn’t exist anymore,” she told The Transom, adding to comments in another interview in which she told Reuters she hoped Read More