Newsweek Merges With The Daily Beast... To Shut Down Newsweek?

from the sense-and-nonsense dept

Lots of talk today about the fact that Newsweek, the struggling magazine that's been around for 77 years, has merged with two-year old website The Daily Beast, which never really picked up all that much traffic considering its ambitions. But in an odd move, reports now are saying that the plan is to shut down the Newsweek site and to keep The Daily Beast running. If that's the case... um... why merge at all? Newsweek has the more well known brand and much more traffic. This sounds like an ego merger, where the idea is just to promote the fact that The Daily Beast devoured Newsweek. And that gets you, what, the attention of a tiny group of media business insiders for a couple weeks?


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    fogbugzd (profile), Nov 12th, 2010 @ 4:41pm

    >>And that gets you, what, the attention of a tiny group of media business insiders for a couple weeks?

    It also gets you a mention in TechDirt.

     

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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), Nov 12th, 2010 @ 4:42pm

    Meh.

    "And that gets you, what, the attention of a tiny group of media business insiders for a couple weeks?"

    That tiny group writes all the shit for most of the news sites, so it's bigger than it sounds.

    And they paid what? A buck or something for it?

     

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    Chris Maresca (profile), Nov 12th, 2010 @ 5:06pm

    Wierd

    and stupid. Newsweek has quite a few content partnerships, and I regularly read their stuff when it appears at the MSNBC website. I've never been to the Daily Beast website (and probably never will).

    It's too bad, Newsweek was better than Time, IMHO. I guess there's always the Economist.

    Chris.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 13th, 2010 @ 11:51am

    If you did some research you might have had a story to write about ... but your just a blogger so you just expect someone on the web to do your research for you.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 13th, 2010 @ 2:03pm

    Re:

    Your cave under the bridge called, it misses you.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 15th, 2010 @ 7:00am

    AOL gobbled up Time Warner only to have the board vote the dude out that owned AOL. Now Time Warner simply owns AOL.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 15th, 2010 @ 11:35am

    Newsweek has been going downhill anyway...

     

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