Newsweek has yet to name its new editor in chief, although it hasn’t been for lack of trying. Talks are back on between the news weekly’s new owner, Sidney Harman and IAC’s Barry Diller, who owns the Daily Beast. Speculation continues regarding a future merger between the two would place Daily Beast founder Tina Brown at Newsweek‘s helm.
Other names that have been tossed into the ring have included former Newsweek International editor Fareed Zakaria, who declined the position, and, as The New York Observer reports, Daily Beast executive editor Edward Felsenthal. And then there’s this interesting anecdote:
Former Observer editor Peter Kaplan was also in the mix — until he and Dr. Harman crossed signals about a dinner meeting, leaving the impression that Dr. Harman had stood Mr. Kaplan up.
And thus the wait, and the rumors, continue.