June 25, 2013
John L. Dotson Jr., 76, a longtime journalist, editor, and newspaper publisher who championed diversity in the newsroom, died Friday in Boulder, Colo., of mantle cell lymphoma, his family said. During his long career, Mr. Dotson held a number of top positions, including at The Inquirer, where in the 1980s he was director of night operations for a time. He also was an editor at Newsweek and the publisher of two newspapers, including the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal when it won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994.
December 20, 2012 |
The Saturday Evening Post , once America's most popular magazine and lately a nostalgic bimonthly found in Midwestern doctors' offices, is scheduling a return from exile in Indiana to offices near its old headquarters on Washington Square - along with its 191-year archive and, maybe, its $70 million art collection. The Post is back with a new design, new fiction, and reporting. "We'll be Vanity Fair meets Smithsonian ," says the Post's new editor, Steve Slon , who cofounded Men's Health magazine for Emmaus, Pa.-based Rodale Press and was editor of AARP's 40 million-circulation member magazine before joining Post publisher Joan SerVaas . "The magazine in the last 30 years was relying on nostalgia, tradition, the good old days.
December 10, 2012
The Good Girls Revolt How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace By Lynn Povich Public Affairs. 288 pp. $25.99 Reviewed by MarySheila McDonald On March 16, 1970, an ironic coincidence unfolded at Newsweek magazine: a provocative cover story headlined "Women in Revolt" examined women's dissatisfaction with their role in society and 46 female staffers filed a sex discrimination complaint with the EEOC. The women alleged that females were "systematically discriminated against in both hiring and promotion and forced to assume a subsidiary role.
October 22, 2012
"The seeds for what appears to be a very robust remodeling recovery have been planted. " - Harvard University Center for Joint Housing Studies, on increased investment in the home remodelers Home Depot Inc. and Lowe's Cos. "We may sharply curtail our hiring, and our total employment in corporate functions may begin to fall as we have voluntary turnover within the company. " - CEO Gary Kelly on Southwest Airlines Co.'s plans to contend with rising fuel prices and weaker travel demand.
October 19, 2012 |
The once-iconic Newsweek announced today that it will issue its last print edition on Dec. 31 and transition to an all-digital format focused on paid content. The move is the latest in a string of once-dominant print publications to either limit or halt print production in favor of digital content. The announcement was made by Tina Brown, editor-in-chief and founder of The Newsweek Daily Beast Co. - a partnership formed two years ago in a merger. Brown said on thedailybeast.com that Newsweek, "will expand its rapidly growing tablet and online presence, as well as its successful global partnerships and events business.
August 19, 2012
Karl Fleming, 84, a former Newsweek reporter who dodged bullets and choked on tear gas while covering some of the most momentous events of the civil rights era, died on Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. The cause was respiratory illness, his son Charles said. Mr. Fleming was in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on June 11, 1963, when Gov. George C. Wallace fulfilled his pledge to "stand in the schoolhouse door" and then stepped aside when handed a presidential order to allow two black students to enroll at the University of Alabama.
July 21, 2012 |
‘Are Millennials the Screwed Generation?" Newsweek wants to know. It thinks we are. It has statistics. It has pictures of doleful-looking members of the millennial generation. Frankly, I am sick of being told by people twice my age that they are screwing me over. I already knew that. The boomers keep leaving me with large bills — the kind I am expected to pay when they die, after receiving decades of the Most Expensive Care Available, because the boomers have been coddled and told over and over that they are the All-Singing, All-Dancing, Most World-Defining Generation Ever, for whom the check will never come.
November 26, 2011
Christopher Ma, 61, a new-media pioneer who pushed the Washington Post Co. to launch the free daily Express tabloid, died Wednesday of a heart attack in New York. Mr. Ma was the Post's senior vice president for development. A veteran journalist, he was a Washington correspondent for Newsweek and an editor at U.S. News and World Report. He joined the Post in 1997. He is credited with expanding the Post beyond the traditional newspaper. He launched the profitable Express tabloid in 2003, which now has a print run of more than 180,000 and guided the purchase of the Spanish-language El Tiempo Latino in 2004.
July 25, 2011 |
NEW YORK - The hotel maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in a Manhattan hotel room broke her silence yesterday, saying in a published report that the former International Monetary Fund leader grabbed and attacked her as she urged him to stop. "I said, 'Sir, stop this. I don't want to lose my job.' He said, 'You're not going to lose your job,' " Nafissatou Diallo told Newsweek in a cover story posted online yesterday. ABC News said it would broadcast an interview with her on three of its programs today.
July 25, 2011 |
NEW YORK - The hotel maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in a Manhattan hotel room broke her silence Sunday, saying in a published report that the former International Monetary Fund leader grabbed and attacked her as she implored him to stop. "I said, 'Sir, stop this. I don't want to lose my job.' He said, 'You're not going to lose your job,' " Nafissatou Diallo told Newsweek in a cover story posted online Sunday. ABC News said it would broadcast an interview with her on three of its programs Monday.