IBT Media’s purchase of Newsweek seems to be off to an inauspicious start. The Newspaper Guild has accused the digital publishing company of “illegally muzzling” its employees by “prohibiting its journalists and other employees from discussing their working conditions or criticizing their employer,” in violation of U.S. labor law.
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Digitas has hired former Newsweek Daily Beast CEO Baba Shetty as its chief strategy and media officer for North America.
Justine Rosenthal, the editor of Newsweek’s digital-only incarnation, Newsweek Global, is leaving the company, editor in chief Tina Brown announced in a staffwide memo that was published earlier today by Capital New Yor
Edward Felsenthal, Tina Brown's former No. 2 at the Daily Beast, is joining Time magazine as the new managing editor of Time.com.
Ben Zagorski, most recently the associate publisher of Atlantic Media Strategies, has packed up and moved to NewsBeast, formerly known as the Newsweek Daily Beast Co., as vp, publisher.
It's got to be a sad day at the Newsweek Daily Beast Co., where the layoffs that have been expected since the company announced it would fold the dead-tree edition of Newsweek have begun.
Newsweek, now facing a digital-only future, isn’t the only newsweekly that’s struggling in print. Fellow mass-audience title Time is down 19 percent in ad pages in the first half of the year, per Publishers Information Bureau.
Are we close to seeing the end of Newsweek as we know it? Earlier today, comments made by Barry Diller during an IAC/InterActiveCorp earnings call insinuated that the 79-year-old magazine could eventually be online-only.