NPR: Merger Of 'Newsweek' And 'Daily Beast' Amplifies Both

November 12th, 2010

November 12, 2010

by Mark Memmott

“I’ve never been one who kissed off the world of print,” Tina Brown just told Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep as the two talked about the media business story of the day — the merger of Brown’s online The Daily Beast with an old standby of the magazine world, Newsweek.

“I’m looking, really, back at print now with kind of the new eyes of an expatriate who has been away and now can sort of look back and see something with (a) very different point of view,” said Brown, who will now edit both Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

And, added the former editor of The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and the short-lived Talk magazine, “having done so much Web news now, I can actually see what a magazine can offer, which is unique in the marketplace … is a different kind of narrative rhythm. … In a magazine you can be more reflective.”

Here’s the entire conversation Steve had with Brown:

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