There are about 300 staffers left in Newsweek‘s office, down from 379 in March, according to Dylan Stableford. They’ve taken the magazine’s name off of the outside of the building and everyone inside is working around construction that’s going on to renovate the space for Kaplan, who the Washington Post Company is moving into the space.
Mr. Harman pledged to keep 250 staff when he closed the one-dollar deal for the magazine at the beginning of August. About 50 people will be getting fired over email by Friday, according to Keith Kelly.
Mr. Kelly also reports today that Dan Harman, son of Sidney, is now interning with Newsweek‘s digital product group (this is the department where they make the internet and sell it for gold). The younger Harman is an second-year MBA student at Columbia, and he needed an internship for his degree. “He’s eager to learn about a whole new industry — publishing — especially as it reinvents itself during the challenging times it faces today,” his supervisor wrote in an introductory email to the Newsweek staff, according to Mr. Kelly.