12:18 pm Jan. 4, 2013
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One way to add a little vestigial print cred to your brand-new all-digital newsweekly after shutting down your old-school print weekly: Get Tom Wolfe to write the cover story.
That's the card Tina Brown played to make some noise with the first issue of Newsweek Global, which replaced Newsweek's shuttered print edition at the end of the year. Our question: Will it read a little antiquey?
The teaser to Wolfe's feature:
As America teeters on a cliff, Tom Wolfe draws up a sterling indictment of our unscrupulous financial culture. Twenty-five years after Bonfire of the Vanities, the author returns to Wall Street to see what happened to the Masters of the Universe.And the cover:
In other news...
China says it did not expel a New York Times reporter. [A.P.]
Andrew Sullivan discusses his throwback to being an "indie blogger." [NYT/Media Decoder]
The scalability of BuzzFeed. [WSJ/Corporate Intelligence]
Andy Martin is leaving the Times for Bloomberg News. [Jim Romenesko]
New ownership at Vibe. [New York Post]
Bridal mag publishers face off. [W.W.D.]
Quote of the day...
The cable industry’s success in keeping Al Jazeera English off all but a handful of systems in the U.S. was one of the great wrongs of American media. And no one, it seems, wanted to address it. Media critics who looked the other way for whatever reasons should be ashamed.
Funnily, this means that at 18 months, I'm still the 2nd longest running Obs EIC behind Peter Kaplan. If Ken can make it to 19...— Elizabeth Spiers (@espiers) January 4, 2013
Discussing the Al Jazeera deal:
From our inbox...
Bloomberg Radio turned 20 today:
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article referred to the Tom Wolfe cover as the second issue of Newsweek Global. It was the first.
Bloomberg Radio/WBBR-AM celebrates its 20th anniversary today. WBBR-AM is the only 24 hour, all-business and financial news radio station in NYC. To mark the occasion, anchor Tom Keene and reporter Charlie Pellett will join staffers at the New York Stock Exchange to ring the closing bell. Follow @BloombergRadio on Twitter for photos of the celebration.
Tom Keene and others from Bloomberg Radio will be available for interviews. Please let me know if you'd like to speak to someone and I'm happy to connect you.
For more information on Bloomberg Radio, please visit http://www.bloomberg.com/radio/.
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