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Newsweek Loses Creative Director to The New Republic

The Niall Ferguson storm may finally be over, but the latest out of Newsweek isn’t great: Creative director Dirk Barnett, who led the Tina Brown redesign of the magazine and revamped a handful of titles before that, will once again go do his thing, this time at the hoping-to-be-hip New Republic. Politico reports that Barnett, who has overseen some interesting covers, will move over next month to join young multimillionaire* owner Chris Hughes, who’s also snatched Walter Kirn and one of our own.

*This post previously referred to Hughes as a billionaire; he’s not quite there.

Newsweek Loses Creative Director to TNR