Newsweek Names New Editor As Old One Moves To Digital

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As was previously reported, Newsweek today named Jon Meacham [above, right] as its new editor, replacing Mark Whitaker, who becomes VP and editor-in-chief of new ventures at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, the digital division of the Washington Post Company. Whitaker will be charged with developing new Web sites, according to the company — not quite the kick upstairs magazine companies are known to employ.

Whitaker will also hold the “corporate editor” title at the magazine.

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