Add this to Newsweek’s already brutal week: Jon Meacham, former Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, has the cover story for this week’s Time, the main rival of Newsweek. The piece is probably going to attract some eyeballs too because it deals with religion, a subject everyone likes to talk about.
Not only has Meacham written that piece, he told Adweek he’d do it again:
‘The phone rang one afternoon and Rick [Stengel, managing editor of Time] asked if I’d profile Rob Bell and assess the theology of his argument,’ Meacham told Adweek by email. ‘I was happy to do it and had a great experience with Rick, Nancy Gibbs and the folks there. No plans to write more, but am very open to it.’
People write wherever they want, but it just seems sad to see this happen to Newsweek. Staff moral must be pretty low. FishbowlNY hopes that they let the pain sink in for now, but then bounce back with more sass than Destiny’s Child circa 2001.