Articles about "Newsweek/Daily Beast"


Tina Brown: ‘I’m so glad I’m not the editor’ of Newsweek

Bloomberg Television Tina Brown appeared on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers" Friday, and the former Newsweek editor said she's supportive of the venerable title's return to print. But if its big Bitcoin story turns out to be a dud, "That would be rough. All I can think of is I'm so glad I'm not the editor," Brown said. She also said that while she "actually always thought there should have been a print component to the digital Newsweek," the "ship has sailed."
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Newsweek’s ‘Muslim Rage’ cover coincides with critique of Tina Brown

USA Today
USA Today columnist Michael Wolff, a big name brought in to stoke much-needed buzz at a legacy publication trumpeting its reinvention as an Internet-age news organization, slams Newsweek Editor Tina Brown for bringing in big names and trying to stoke much-needed buzz at the legacy publication she's trying to reinvent as an Internet-age news organization.

She is, in a sink hole of cost, trying to use old-media tricks to meld The Daily Beast and Newsweek into the kind of zeitgeist-shaping, buzz-creating, cocktail-party-fueling package that the media has, for so long, been built around -- part craft, part culture, part snobbery.
As if on cue, Newsweek announced its new print cover Monday, one that fronts a story by Ayaan Hirsi Ali with the coverline "Muslim Rage." (Ali, I guess I should note, is married to Niall Ferguson, author of Newsweek's most recent cover controversy.)

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Huffington Post, Newsweek use coat-hanger imagery for GOP platform

On Tuesday the Republican Party approved a plank to its convention platform opposing abortion in all cases.

The Huffington Post responded with an arresting homepage image:



As Erik Wemple reported first, HuffPost front-page editor Whitney Snyder and senior editor Danny Shea conceived the idea, which Arianna Huffington "loved." Reached by phone, founding editor Roy Sekoff said the image "went right up to the line of offensive" and reminded him of George Lois' classic Esquire covers and that he wants the site's "tops" to have "the same power." (more...)
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Newsweek’s asparagus cover the latest recycling for magazine

Eater | Politico
This cover photo has been used as a stock image for several years; Eater traced its origins to a shoot for Harper's Bazaar six years ago.
Newsweek's cover image showing two asparagus stalks pointed at a woman's upturned mouth ran in Harper's Bazaar in 2006, Raphael Brion writes in Eater. On Tuesday, Brion found the same image on a 2008 cover of Observer Food Monthly in Great Britain. Newsweek's PR directed Politico reporter Dylan Byers to a tweet giving the Observer's food mag credit and apologizing for the "crudite." Newsweek also points out that it ran a similar cover in 2003. (more...)
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Report: Barry Diller thinking of taking Newsweek online-only

Bloomberg | All Things D | Politico | Reuters | Forbes
IAC/InterActiveCorp., which controls Newsweek, plans to announce a digital plan for the magazine this fall, though it's unclear how that will affect the print publication.

Bloomberg reporter Edmund Lee, who listened to IAC/InterActiveCorp's earning call, tweeted, "Barry Diller says there will be a plan in place later this year to take Newsweek digital only." He tweeted later that he had confirmed this with a public relations representative.

All Things D's Peter Kafka has a different take, saying his understanding is that Diller is "thinking about going Web-only with Newsweek, but hasn’t committed to it." Kafka says he confirmed that understanding with a public relations rep.

Politico's Dylan Byers has a similar take as Kafka, based in part on an email from the same person Kafka talked to.

Kafka posted his transcription of the relevant portion of the call. Diller commented that Newsweek has a good brand, but it, like others, has to solve the problem of producing a weekly magazine.
"And the transition will happen, I believe. I’m not saying it will happen totally. But the transition to online from hard print will take place. We’re examining all of our options. Our plan is that, by September, October and certainly, uh, firmly have a plan in place for next year. It’s going be different than it is this year. I can’t tell you in what ways it’s going to be different. But it will be different.”
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Daily Mail removes story lifted from Newsweek/Daily Beast as new accusations emerge

Following my report earlier this week about a Newsweek/Daily Beast writer who said the Daily Mail stole her story and only offered the “tiniest fig leaf of attribution,” it appears the U.K. tabloid removed the offending story from its website.… Read more

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