Is Newsweek struggling because Tina Brown has ‘lost her fastball’?

Women’s Wear Daily
“Staffers said Brown’s second-guessing of stuff happens all week, every week,” John Koblin reports. “One staffer said it was a ‘rookie mistake’ to ever get a story in on a Monday or Tuesday — everyone knows that it’s best to file later in the week, so Brown has little chance to fuss over it.” Jeff Bercovici tells Koblin he buried the lead: “@TheTinaBeast gives interviews from the quiet car on the Acela? For shame, Tina!” || Earlier: Publisher, executive editor & managing editor out at NewsweekNewsweek, Daily Beast together have lost about $30 million

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  • Anonymous

    Brown’s way of working, as described here, is pretty much the method, if that’s not too eccentric a word, of every great editor I have worked with. Journalism, even weekly journalism, is not an exact science, nor some polite quadrille; it’s a gut-feel frenzy, and the stronger for that.

  • R Thomas Berner

    This is the same problem Brown had at The New Yorker. She’d ripped the magazine apart at the last minute because she thought she had a more current story.