With the last paper version of Newsweek due out December 31, Tina Brown’s team continues to shrink. The latest big name out the door is her No. 2, veteran editorial director Mark Miller, who is leaving voluntarily amid layoffs that hit the likes of legendary fashion writer Robin Givhan and art critic Blake Gopnik. “This seemed like a good moment to move on myself when things here are wrapped up with the print edition of Newsweek,” Miller told Intelligencer, adding that he will be “helping Tina and the rest of the team” through mid-January with their transition to all-digital.
Miller started at Newsweek in 1985 but left during the 2010 exodus that followed Sidney Harman’s purchase of the magazine, only to be lured back at the end of last year by Brown.
“I have enormous admiration for Tina and for what she has created and am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with one of the great editors of our time,” Miller said. “I’ve learned a lot from her and wish my colleagues at Newsweek and the Beast all the very best. As for myself, I’m working on a couple of potential projects for the future, including some book proposals.”