Just Kidding! Tina Brown Not Killing Newsweek.com After All


After a bit of vocal resistance from voices inside and out, Tina Brown has now said that she will not — as previously announced — kill Newsweek.com when she takes over as editor of Newsweek. (The plan was to replace it with her website, the Daily Beast, which gets about half the traffic.) “Woah!” she tweeted. “Newsweek.com’s superb content will live on under its own banner & in URLs on the new site. Not shutting down, combining.” Ah! That’s what she was planning the whole time, see? It’s certainly not the case that she publicly screwed up before she even started! [Twitter]