Tina Brown: Taking Over Newsweek Was ‘Completely Insane’

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By Chris O'Shea Comments

With the twilight of Newsweek upon us, Tina Brown gave an interview to New York, and discussed the shuttering of the once iconic magazine. Brown called taking over Newsweek a “romantic gamble,” but then admits that the endeavor was “completely insane.”

It’s not surprising to hear her say that, especially since she also reveals it cost $42 million just to print Newsweek. If anything qualifies as being completely insane, that’s it.

The good news is that according to Brown, The Daily Beast is doing fantastic. She said that the site recently hit almost 20 million unique visitors, and with the albatross that is Newsweek shed, she’s finally able to just focus on content.

Click through for the entire interview with Brown, it’s well worth your time.