Over the weekend Newsweek was sold to IBT Media, thus ending a less-than-prestigious run under the leadership of Barry Diller and Tina Brown. Now, the analysis has started, with a number of reporters diving in to try and figure out what went wrong.
Former Newsweek/Daily Beast DC bureau chief Howard Kurtz, who is now Fox News Channel’s media correspondent, shared a NY Times article about Brown’s leadership of the magazine on Twitter, while adding that “this captures the chaos, waste and dysfunction.”
Tina Brown did not take the comment kindly:
Hey @HowardKurtz am I forgetting something or didn’t I fire you for serial inaccuracy? Shurely shome mishtake as British hacks like to say..
— Tina Brown (@TheTinaBeast) August 5, 2013
Related: Check out our video tour of the Newsweek/Daily Beast offices (then under the leadership of Brown and Diller), here.