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Newsweek Site to Shut Down (Daily Beast death panel euthanizes Newsweek.com)
Mediaweek ^ | 11/12/10 | Lucia Moses

Posted on 11/12/2010 3:20:11 PM PST by jimbo123

There apparently isn’t room for two sites at the Newsweek Daily Beast Company. The new joint venture will kill off Newsweek.com, even though its audience is larger than the Beast’s.

Newsweek.com, the offshoot of a 77-year-old brand, has 3.8 million monthly unique visitors to the two-year-old Beast’s 1.5 million, according to Compete.com.

The Beast is the survivor, said Stephen Colvin, the company’s new CEO, “Because the Daily Beast is a very credible and successful news and opinion Web site. And with great vitality and distinct voice.”

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaweek.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 666; dailybeast; dbm; newsweak; newsweek; thedailybeast; tinabrown

1 posted on 11/12/2010 3:20:17 PM PST by jimbo123
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2 posted on 11/12/2010 3:21:33 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: jimbo123

This has Tina Brown’s cloven hoof prints all over it!


3 posted on 11/12/2010 3:21:52 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: jimbo123
“Because the Daily Beast is a very credible and successful news and opinion Web site. And with great vitality and distinct voice.”

Credible?

4 posted on 11/12/2010 3:22:43 PM PST by datura (Democrat=Communist)
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To: abb

Ping!


5 posted on 11/12/2010 3:22:43 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: abb

Ping!


6 posted on 11/12/2010 3:22:45 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: datura

Will the Daily Beast be forced to cut off Meghan McCain’s unlimited supply of jelly donuts as a result of the merger? Or will George Soros find the money to keep them coming?


7 posted on 11/12/2010 3:27:47 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: datura
I found the Daily Beast to be incredibly fascistic in tone to the extent I generally don't respond in any way to any of its stories cited in FR.

Haven't read anything from or about Newsweek in years except that it was sold for $1 and became even more unfathomably obtuse as it searches for more extreme ways to peddle Leftwingtard delusions.

8 posted on 11/12/2010 3:28:31 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: jimbo123

NewsBeast


9 posted on 11/12/2010 3:30:01 PM PST by GraceG
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Bet the corporation will not write off the goodwill on the balance sheet for the Newsweek brand and the newsweek.com website domain.

TO do so would nuke the entire deal.

Mark to fantasy fully embraced by the DailyBeast!!, news at... never, no one cares.


10 posted on 11/12/2010 3:36:23 PM PST by JerseyHighlander (p.s. The word 'bloggers' is not in the freerepublic spellcheck dictionary?!)
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To: jimbo123

Isn’t the Daily Beast a blog?


11 posted on 11/12/2010 3:36:40 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: 04-Bravo; 1cewolf; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Caipirabob; ...

ping


12 posted on 11/12/2010 3:39:13 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: jimbo123

It sounds like a sex with animals sicko website.


13 posted on 11/12/2010 3:42:42 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (posted a total of 1,600 threads and 9,503 replies.)
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To: muawiyah
Haven't read anything from or about Newsweek in years except that it was sold for $1

If this is all you can get for a dollar these days I take it as proof that the devaluation of the dollar is in full swing.


14 posted on 11/12/2010 3:47:06 PM PST by Iron Munro (SAVE AMERICA - HELP STAMP OUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION)
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To: muawiyah

“Haven’t read anything from or about Newsweek in years except that it was sold for $1”

You didn’t miss much, as these covers illustrate:

http://amominredhighheels.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/sarah-palin-newsweek-cover1.jpg

http://coverawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/newsweekrushlimbaughcoverawardsmarkpasetskycoverawards.jpg

http://bumpshack.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/sarah-palin-newsweek-cover-photos.jpg


15 posted on 11/12/2010 4:23:49 PM PST by Strk321
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To: abner; Alia; beyondashadow; Bitter Bierce; bjc; Bogeygolfer; BossLady; Brytani; bwteim; Carling; ..
Payback's a bitch, ain't it?


16 posted on 11/12/2010 4:29:59 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: jimbo123
Newsweek, just breathe deeply and it will all be over.


17 posted on 11/12/2010 4:32:54 PM PST by iowamark
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To: abb

Buh bye Newsstink.


18 posted on 11/12/2010 4:33:44 PM PST by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: jimbo123

Never heard of either of these.


19 posted on 11/12/2010 5:18:33 PM PST by TommyDale
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To: TommyDale

Libtard press needs to realize that 90% of Libtards DON’T READ ! ! ! ! The other 10% CAN’T READ.


20 posted on 11/12/2010 5:28:26 PM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: abb

Ha!


21 posted on 11/12/2010 5:54:33 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: jimbo123
This is definitely a Dinosaur Media DeathwatchTM ping!
22 posted on 11/12/2010 6:09:57 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: jimbo123

Translation: Daily Beast is a lot cheaper to operate.


23 posted on 11/12/2010 6:40:03 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Anti-Bubba182

No kidding!

Newsweek disappears, she is the editor and the Daily Beast [a hard left rag] survives.


24 posted on 11/12/2010 6:45:33 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Honorary Serb

Yes. But now with the imprimatur of the Newsweek name. Not that their name is worth anything.


25 posted on 11/12/2010 6:48:30 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: abb


26 posted on 11/12/2010 7:49:22 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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27 posted on 11/12/2010 8:14:35 PM PST by SkyPilot
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Uncle George can always find money to take care of maverick Megs and her spooky dude parents.


28 posted on 11/12/2010 9:44:35 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: colorado tanker

Beast writers are cheap. There are no editors.


29 posted on 11/12/2010 9:47:00 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: abb

Die, die, die. Now if we could just get rid of the N&O.


30 posted on 11/13/2010 5:32:15 AM PST by Locomotive Breath
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Newsweek had a website? Why? What purpose did it serve?


31 posted on 11/13/2010 5:35:39 AM PST by csvset
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To: BunnySlippers; jimbo123

Thank you for answering my question, which may sound stupid, but was meant to have a point.

First of all, The Daily Beast is definitely a blog. It is, for example listed as a blog on Technorati, the blog search engine, etc.

http://technorati.com/blogs/www.thedailybeast.com

My question reflects my surprise that a mere blog has swallowed up a long-established media giant, albeit one that has fallen on hard financial times because it no longer meets customer needs.

However, The Daily Beast is a lot better funded than most blogs, and can afford to pay the salaries of such media stars as Tina Brown, and to get well-known writers to produce articles for it.

One reason that I am so surprised is that I am myself a blogger. I run a (strictly non-political) blog for our business that is well-respected in our industry. However, like most blogs it has essentially a zero budget. And I would never have thought that our modest blog could ever become a big business on its own.

However, after the Daily Beast takeover of Newsweek, maybe I should think again!!!!


32 posted on 11/14/2010 7:09:07 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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