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How Daily Beast-Newsweek Merger Fell Through

New York Magazine | Steve Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Then, on Sunday, October 17, as [Daily Beast editor Tina] Brown sat at home watching Boardwalk Empire, her weekly "act of escapism," she began to unde...

Tina Brown And Sidney Harman Discuss Newsweek-Daily Beast Merger On 'Reliable Sources' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, and Sidney Harman, owner of Newsweek, appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday to discuss the me...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

The marriage of Newsweek and The Daily Beast ("NewsBeast"?) is a great example of journalism's hybrid future. I'm looking forward to watching Tina balance and blend what she describes as the "more reflective narrative rhythm" of magazines with "the fast, furious, instant take of the Web." Plus, there is the sundae-topping cherry of her being the newsweekly's first woman editor-in-chief. In 1970, Newsweek's female staffers -- dismissed as "dollies" -- had to launch a discrimination suit to break through the magazine's steel-reinforced glass ceiling. It only took another 40 years for this. Good luck, NewsBeast. Have a rockin' long honeymoon! How are you raising the kids, print or digital? (This week also saw the launch of HuffPost Divorce. Conceived by Nora Ephron, it covers all things divorce -- from the legal to the lighthearted, from step parenting to post-divorce dating. Check it out.)

Chad Hurley Chats With The Daily Beast On Leaving YouTube, Changing Silicon Valley Fashion

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Chad Hurley resigned last week as YouTube's CEO to run a clothing brand. He talks to Isabel Wilkinson about his decision to leave, how to speed up the...

Newsweek, Daily Beast To Merge

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE, 11/12: In a pair of announcements posted Thursday night, The Daily Beast and Newsweek confirmed that they will be merging. In a press release,...

Daily Beast-Newsweek Merger OFF

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: In a Monday memo to staff, Newsweek CEO Tom Ascheim and owner Sidney Harman claimed that they, not the Daily Beast, withdrew from discussions ...

STUNNER: Howard Kurtz Jumps To Daily Beast

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a surprising move, powerhouse media reporter Howard Kurtz has left the Washington Post to become Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast. Ku...

Memo to Daily Beast's Peter Beinart: Sarah Palin is No George McGovern

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Biggers

Over at the Daily Beast, Peter Beinart is usually on the mark, but his latest missive--Palin is the New McGovern--not only misses the boat, but unfair...

Problematic Daily Beast Survey Claims Chicago Isn't Very Gay

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago seemingly got the shaft in a Daily Beast piece published yesterday and misleadingly titled: "America's Top 20 Gayest Cities," but given the pi...

Writer Sues Author Gerald Posner

New York Daily News | Scott Shifrel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Village Voice writer is suing disgraced author Gerald Posner, saying he stole chunks of his bestseller about a Staten Island thug turned Miami gangs...

MUST-LISTEN: Sumner Redstone Bribes Reporter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone attempted to bribe Daily Beast reporter Peter Lauria to give up his source on a negative story Lauria wrote about Reds...

Fifty Lessons Learned from a Decade of Service in International Development

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council as part of their 2010 Institute. My topic was "Lessons in Non-Profit Management and International Development."

Gerald Posner Plagiarism: Daily Beast Plagiarist Lifted Passages For Book, Too

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — An author and journalist who resigned last month from the Internet news site The Daily Beast over allegations of lifting material ack...

Plagiarism: The Words and the Music

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

It's always satisfying to see journalistic plagiarism outed. But when it comes to music, things can be more complicated.

Gerald Posner RESIGNS From Daily Beast Over Plagiarism Scandal

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Daily Beast's suspended chief investigative reporter has resigned over a plagiarism scandal. Gerald Posner, who was suspended by the IAC-owned we...

Book Publishing Predictions For 2010 | Mike Shatzkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It is customary for those of us who do crystal-ball gazing to make some calls about the year ahead at around the time the celebrants head for Times Sq...

12 Media Professionals on Twitter Who Rock The Planet

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you're a media observer like myself, you not only follow the hot trends, and follow the new and emerging technologies, but, you also follow the people whose and body of work permeate the social landscape.

Anthony Woods, Gay Black Iraq Veteran, To Run For Congress

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Insurgent congressional candidate Anthony Woods' life story reads like Aaron Sorkin wrote it--he's a gay, black Iraq veteran with a Harvard degree. He...

Kiss Her Fat Ass? No Thanks

Vanessa Richmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Vanessa Richmond

I have a dream that my sisters will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the size of their jeans, but by the content of their character and the quality of their work (or lack thereof).

Harvey Milk Lives -- in Albany

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

Handsome, dedicated, and driven, Micah is the disabled with cerebral palsy, Jewish progressive, openly bisexual, who represents a swath of Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Now Up For Auction: One Virginity

Carey Polis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carey Polis

By selling her virginity, Natalie Dylan is proving an already obvious point: virginity is still considered something of value, money aside.

Reading The Pictures: Dana's Shine(r), And More

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-12-17-perino2.jpgBeyond evidence of the lingering indignity of Bush's Iraq farewell, I wonder if there might have been nearly so many tight close-ups if it was Fleischer, McClellan or Snow who got popped in the eye.

Republican Regret for Iraq War?

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bart Motes

Here's hoping Benjy Sarlin can track down some of the other Brooks Brothers rioters for comment. Might be some juicy stuff.