The all-digital restructuring is under way at Tina Brown’s NewsBeast as the print magazine, Newsweek, prepares to close forever, the boss announced to her staff Thursday. Brown sent a memo, obtained by the New York Observer, explaining, ”The sad moment has arrived when we must go forth with the editorial staff reductions that we discussed in person with all of you several weeks ago.
Among the layoffs is Pulitzer Prize–Winning Fashion Journalist and Critic Robin Givhan. New York Magazine says, ”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.”
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
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