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The British citizen and long-time Brooklynite began working with Brown as a contributing columnist at the Daily Beast after spending time as an assistant managing editor at The Wall Street Journal and as New York bureau chief of The Times of London.
Sean Noyce, Newsweek Global's iPad design director, is leaving, Capital has learned. Reached via email, Noyce wouldn't comment on his departure or where he's headed other than to say he'll be "freelancing and pursuing my studio art."
Newsweek's farewell (print) issue: Jon Meacham, Mark Whitaker, Eleanor Clift, Evan Thomas, Michael Isikoff
Newsweek has lined up an all-star roster for its last-ever print edition before switching to a digital-only format under the name Newsweek Global.(6)
On the last day of this year, outliving the universe by 10 days if the Mayan calendar was correct, the print edition of Newsweek will be no more, making the 80-year-old dentist's waiting-room staple the latest in a long line of victims of changing reader habits, the high cost of print and a Darwinian newsstand.(353)
Assessing the bloodbath at Newsweek: Several top masthead spots are eliminated, but full extent is hard to gauge
The most notable, so far, is managing editor Tom Watson, whose fealty to NewsBeast editor-in-chief Tina Brown dates all the way back to her short-lived Talk magazine venture in the late '90s and early aughts.(2)
"The sad moment has arrived when we must go forth with the editorial staff reductions that we discussed in person with all of you several weeks ago."
Tina Brown announced three promotions this morning at the Newsweek Daily Beast Company, which is preparing to replaced the Newsweek print edition with a digital-only title called Newsweek Global.
For those who have been saying almost since it launched that The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's tablet-only daily newsmagazine, was doomed to fail: congratulations on today's announcement that the publication is folding.
The storm after the storm: Returning to the office, champagne in hand, 'Newsweek' staff awaits the ax
"With Sandy and the election and the Hero Summit, everyone has been so distracted," said one insider. "But now that we're all back, everyone will start thinking" about the anticipated layoffs.(1)
Funeral rites in N.Y. and D.C. for 'Newsweek,' as Tina Brown declares the 'Zeitgeist was against' it
Veterans and alumni of Newsweek, which will cease to exist in print after the end of the year, are planning two "celebrations" of the magazine as it prepares to make the transition to a digital-only format in 2013.(1)
On this morning's IAC third-quarter earnings call, company chairman Barry Diller addressed last week's bombshell news that Newsweek will eliminate its print edition starting in 2013.(1)
Of course, nobody was buying the fake jubilation, given the number of times already that Tina Brown played her failures as futuristic gambles. It was almost exactly four years ago that she launched her website, The Daily Beast, telling Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America":(2)
Capital has learned that Rebecca Dana, previously a senior editor at Newsweek and one of the magazine's young stars, left the magazine last month to work on a book for Amy Einhorn at Penguin/Putnam. Her first book, a memoir called Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde, is due out from Penguin/Putnman in January and covers her time working for Brown. (Further departures, as well as layoffs, are expected, and if you know of any, please drop us a line!)