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Newsweek Blew It

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

Given the vast pension, health care and unfulfilled subscription liabilities Newsweek carries, it's likely the magazine is headed for extinction.

What Newsweek Should Have Done

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Here are just a few of the much more obvious ideas for how the Jon Meacham might have given Newsweek a fighting chance.

Jon Meacham In Talks For PBS Show

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Newsweek editor Jon Meacham is in advanced talks to host a weekly show on PBS, Elizabeth Jensen reports for the New York Times. Meacham and former NP...

A Challenge to Magazine Publishers -- Especially Jon Meacham

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Susan Corso

If all the print publications in the U.S. alone were to eliminate inserts, how much would that reduce carbon emissions? Think of the deforestation it could prevent.

Sam Stein

Newsweek Defends Provocative Palin Cover | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Responding to criticism from Sarah Palin that her depiction on the cover of Newsweek was "sexist and oh-so-expected," editor Jon Meacham insists that ...

Jason Linkins

Jon Meacham's Cheney 2012 Proposal: Pretending To Care About 'Adjudicating' The Bush Years | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

While I was enjoying life outside the Beltway for Thanksgiving, the entire world was captivated by Tiger Woods, a pair of reality-show fameball wannabes and a Jon Meacham column touting Dick Cheney as the GOP nominee for 2012.

Obama Has Off-The-Record Lunch With Journalists At White House

Politico | Posted by Michael Calderone 03:13 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The attendees for Friday's lunch were as follows: CNN's David Gergen, Washington Post's Chris Cillizza, Newsweek's Jon Meacham and Howard Fineman, the...

Newsweek Taps Bush Aide For Obama Reporting

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Political journalism is often imaginative, but a Newsweek article about tax cuts by a former aide to George W. Bush verges on delusion.

Jason Linkins

New Newsweek's Palin Photo Controversy: Did Photographer Breach Contract? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, have you heard about this Sarah Palin sexy-lady photo from Runner's World magazine that's festooning the new issue of Newsweek and causing Palin t...

Jason Linkins

WaPo Allows Catholic League's Donohue To Pen Unhinged Rant | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bill Donohue is the president of the Catholic League, an organization that hysterically goes on the warpath against any alleged slight or insult or cr...

When Will They Ever Learn?

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

In Afghanistan, we're trying to secure a country of 31 million with 64,500 troops -- and think that 20,000 more will do the job. When will we ever learn?

Are You Perfect?

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

I no longer expect myself to be perfect. Instead, I borrow the verb form of that word. I definitely expect myself to be perfecting at all times.

Hate Speech

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Lichtman

Apparently, executives at Fox do not know the difference between opinion and hate speech.

Jon Meacham Calls For Release Of Jailed Newsweek Reporter In Iran

Washington Post | Jon Meacham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Maziar Bahari is a Newsweek reporter, a documentary filmmaker, a playwright, author, artist and, since June 21, a prisoner being held in Iran without ...

Newsweek Hosting Q&A With Tim Geithner On Facebook At 1PM ET

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will answer questions in a live interview on Facebook Monday afternoon. The Q & A is being hosted by Newsweek's Jo...

Newsweek Reinvents Itself For Changing Times

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We think what we do is important, but in the end what matters more is whether you think so, and in so thinking, whether you find that our work repays ...

Danny Shea

Jon Meacham: Newsweek Getting Smarter To Reflect Changing Times | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's not your father's Newsweek, but that's not what Jon Meacham wants it to be. The 76-year-old magazine is in the midst of a dramatic overhaul ...

Jon Meacham Following Pulitzer WIth Bush 41 Biography

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PULITZER Prize-winning au thor Jon Meacham, whose day job is running Newsweek, has already picked his next project. He will write a biography of fo...

Announcing the P.U.-litzer Prizes for 2008

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Cohen

Now in their seventeenth year, the P.U.-litzer Prizes recognize some of the nation's stinkiest media performances. And now, the P.U.-litzers Prizes for 2008.

Save The Books! Famous People (and Others) Tell You What Books To Buy

Glynnis MacNicol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glynnis MacNicol

I reached out to a few well-known types (Fred Armisen, Brian Williams, Arianna, to name a few) who were generous enough to offer their holiday book recommendations. Let the recommending begin!

Here Comes the Onslaught

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

From a pure journalism perspective, it is stunning that the editor-in-chief of a supposed "news" magazine is writing cover pieces that read like cheap Republican Party direct mail, and ignore empirical data.

Eye of the Barracuda: Newsweek Looks In, And Sees Mediocrity

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In his Newsweek cover story, Jon Meacham points out that the American storyline is about how anyone can be president, not how anyone ought to be, just because they decide they should.

Jason Linkins

Annals Of Unnamed Sourcery | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Late last month, Alex Balk of Radar found, in this Politico article, one of the most hilarious lines of attribution I'd ever read. In an article repl...

Greg Osberg, Newsweek President And Publisher, To Leave The Magazine

Folio: | Dylan Stableford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Greg Osberg, Newsweek's president and worldwide publisher, is leaving the Washington Post Company, FOLIO: has learned. Osberg told FOLIO: Tuesday tha...

Obama, God And Governance

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Through his unabashed Christian faith, Obama is redefining the American Dream. His vision is one of individual freedom but tempered by obligation. Obama is pious and he is going to put us on a national diet.