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In this week’s 4MR podcast, I discuss the recent merger announcement between Newsweek magazine and online publication The Daily Beast. The deal becoming finalized was first reported by Nick Summers, a former Newsweek reporter now at the New York Observer. I talked with Summers about the challenges Newsweek has faced, and his back-and-forth online with Slate’s Jacob Weisberg about the current state of Slate.
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Listen to my entire interview with Nick Summers:
Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.
Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:
Observer Exclusive – Newsweek and Daily Beast to Merge at NY Observer
New Details Emerge on Newsweek-Beast Merger at NY Observer
Daily Beast, Newsweek to Wed! at Daily Beast
Newsweek, The Daily Beast Combine at Newsweek
Press Clips – The New York Observer’s New Disclosure Problems at the Village Voice
Weisberg – NYO wrong; Slate’s going gangbusters in memo at Romenesko
Slate’s Traffic Is Gangbusters, Except When It’s Not at NY Observer
Also, be sure to vote in our poll about who you think is the winner in the Daily Beast-Newsweek merger:
Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.
4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com.Related