Newsweek / Daily Beast Merger Is Official | Cleaning The Microwave | And Other Stuff That Happened Yesterday

Did Newsweek and The Daily Beast finally get together? Yes! After initially walking away from the deal, now Tina Brown will become editor-in-chief of the new combined Newsweek/Daily Beast operation. “Working at the warp-speed of a 24/7 news operation, we now add the versatility of being able to develop ideas and investigations that require a different narrative pace suited to the medium of print. And for Newsweek, The Daily Beast is a thriving frontline of breaking news and commentary that will raise the profile of the magazine’s bylines and quicken the pace of a great magazine’s revival,” Brown said in a post on The Daily Beast.