Skip to comments.Newsweek.com nervously awaits news of its fate (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Posted on 11/18/2010 1:48:39 PM PST by abb
Of all the players anticipating fallout from the forthcoming union of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, staffers for Newsweek's website may have the most to lose namely, their jobs.
As the two money-losing news organizations meld into one, each party to the merger is eying possible redundant operations to cut. And Newsweek Daily Beast Co. seemed early on to have its sights set on Newsweek.com, which trumps the Web-only Daily Beast in traffic but not in buzz. Indeed, less than 24 hours after the merger was announced last Friday, Nov. 12, Daily Beast CEO Stephen Colvin had already suggested that Newsweek.com was as good as dead as The Beast prepares to absorb its roughly 5 million unique monthly visitors.
So if you were one of the people who makes that website tick, wouldn't you feel a bit, well, anxious? And would you feel any better if someone from the site that's about to swallow your own paid a visit to calm your nerves?
Daily Beast deputy editor Tom Watson thought such a visit might help. He dropped by Newsweek's soon-to-be-vacated West Village offices late Wednesday afternoon for a newsroom meeting with the dot-com staff to "calm fears and nerves," as one person who was present put it.
Watson was the right emissary for the task he was previously the managing editor of Newsweek.com, from January 2007 through December 2008, so he is familiar and friendly with a handful of people who work for the site. (Watson also did a previous stint under Tina Brown, now editor-in-chief of both Newsweek and The Daily Beast, at her short-lived but much-hyped magazine start-up of the early aughts, Talk.)
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Latest cover posted on Drudge. ...those folks are sick.
And Newsweak editors wonder why they are on the "do not revive" list.
The last buyer paid $1.
I wouldn’t give 2 bits.
Hindus are gonna riot.
Obama won’t like that. Muslims don’t tolerate Hindu Gods. That’s not the sort of god he thinks he is.
-1 + -1 = -2
Why would adding them together make sense?
>> A wad of cash, a toy helicopter, a globe of the world, a doll house, a plastic pigeon and an inflatable butt plug.
Yep, that’s Newsweak in a nutshell: banal, cliche, and yet, perverted!
Gad, what will we do w/o Snoozeweek? My Doctors’ office may actually replace it with a rag I would read.
“The last buyer paid $1.”
That was an inflated price.
Hope they lose their cars and houses and end up in bankruptcy, too.
There would be nothing I’d like more than Newsweek to just go away. After enduring years of the editor, Ellen I’d suck off Bill Clinton, showing her absolute bias on PBS and other venues, I cannot think of anything more appropriate than Newsweek going away for good.
Facebook gets 500 Million unique viewers per month, Twitter gets 75 Million...but lowly Newsweek is down to 5 million.
That shows you what people want.
Bingo! Destroy TV and Hollywood - all of it. They gave us this economic destruction, loss of freedom, and were also helped by drooling idiots who watch TV.
Prince Al Waleed’s Fox is only marginally better. I cannot wait til next week when I am stuck going to the airport to be brainwashed by Al Waleed’s CNN at the airport while being group by Obama’s SS.
They want Obama and now they will lose their jobs because of Obama.
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