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Newsweek.com nervously awaits news of its fate (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Yahoo News ^ | November 18, 2010 | Joe Pompeo

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: advertising; boohoo; dbm; magazines; newsweek; thedailybeast; tinabrown; tomwatson
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Thursday afternoon good new.
1 posted on 11/18/2010 1:48:41 PM PST by abb
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To: 04-Bravo; 1cewolf; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Caipirabob; ...

ping


2 posted on 11/18/2010 1:50:01 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Latest cover posted on Drudge. ...those folks are sick.

3 posted on 11/18/2010 1:51:13 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: abb
NEWSWEEK cover portrays Obama as Hindu god Shiva...

And Newsweak editors wonder why they are on the "do not revive" list.

4 posted on 11/18/2010 1:51:38 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: abb; Revolting cat!

The last buyer paid $1.

I wouldn’t give 2 bits.


5 posted on 11/18/2010 1:52:40 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: TexasCajun; The Comedian

Hindus are gonna riot.

6 posted on 11/18/2010 1:53:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: TexasCajun

Obama won’t like that. Muslims don’t tolerate Hindu Gods. That’s not the sort of god he thinks he is.


7 posted on 11/18/2010 1:53:46 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: TexasCajun
A wad of cash, a toy helicopter, a globe of the world, a doll house, a plastic pigeon and an inflatable butt plug.
8 posted on 11/18/2010 1:55:12 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: abb

-1 + -1 = -2

Why would adding them together make sense?


9 posted on 11/18/2010 1:57:05 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

>> A wad of cash, a toy helicopter, a globe of the world, a doll house, a plastic pigeon and an inflatable butt plug.

ROFLMAO!

Yep, that’s Newsweak in a nutshell: banal, cliche, and yet, perverted!


10 posted on 11/18/2010 2:00:06 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: abb

11 posted on 11/18/2010 2:01:37 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: abb

Gad, what will we do w/o Snoozeweek? My Doctors’ office may actually replace it with a rag I would read.


12 posted on 11/18/2010 2:01:44 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: a fool in paradise

“The last buyer paid $1.”

That was an inflated price.


13 posted on 11/18/2010 2:08:23 PM PST by billhilly
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To: TexasCajun

Obama
14 posted on 11/18/2010 2:09:58 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: abb
"staffers for Newsweek's website may have the most to lose — namely, their jobs. "

Hope they lose their cars and houses and end up in bankruptcy, too.

15 posted on 11/18/2010 2:14:37 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: abb

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.


16 posted on 11/18/2010 2:18:16 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: abb

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.


17 posted on 11/18/2010 2:24:05 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: SandRat

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.

Eff TV.


18 posted on 11/18/2010 2:25:00 PM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

They want Obama and now they will lose their jobs because of Obama.


19 posted on 11/18/2010 2:27:54 PM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: abb


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

20 posted on 11/18/2010 2:40:21 PM PST by The Comedian (I enjoy progressives, especially in a light cream sauce.)
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