Kurtz has had a bad week. He's come under the kind of fire even Brown doesn't like to get burned by, for a column that was retracted completely today after several rounds of modifications yesterday afternoon.
Hillary Clinton took the stage at Lincoln Center this morning, in front of a crowd whose rousing reception made it clear that they would like to see more of her in the future.
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.
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)
If you didn't make it to the very last question of Tina Brown's long lament for Newsweek in New York magazine, the buzzy magazine editor was asked whether she still supports the idea of Hillary Clinton for president.
"To end where we began, Citizen Tina and American politics: Are you gearing up for Hillary in 2016, or is the Clinton moment over?" wondered Michael Kinsley.
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)
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!)