Robin Givhan Among Layoffs at Newsweek

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10:  Fashion editor for The Washington Post, Robin Givhan attends the Duckie Brown Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center on September 10, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for IMG) *** Local Caption *** Robin Givhan
Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/2010 Getty Images

Editorial staff cuts started yesterday at Tina Brown’s soon-to-be all-digital Newsweek and the Daily Beast, with those let go including Pulitzer Prize–winning fashion journalist and critic Robin Givhan, Daily Intel has learned. She departed the Washington Post’s “Style” section for Brown’s new project at the end of 2010. “I plan to work on my book about the 1973 Versailles fashion show and look for a new job,” said Givhan, who will stay on until the end of the year. Capital New York reports that managing editor Tom Watson, a well-liked, longtime Brown associate, is also out, along with features director David Jefferson and culture editor Kara Cutruzzula. The art department was affected as well, while a handful of staffers have opted to leave voluntarily. According to Bloomberg, the company is considering a paywall following the publication of its final print edition on December 31.