“NewsBeast” fires parts of editorial board

Tina Brown, caught off-guard. (Flickr Creative Commons: Haddad Media)

Newsweek/Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown announced Thursday that she’ll be laying off members of the sites’ editorial team.  Newsweek recently went entirely online. According to Jim Romenesko, Brown said “this is a very difficult day, and one that we approach with enormous regret.”  Romenesko also links to a piece about some of the editorial staff quitting in light of the layoffs.

On the flip side, journalists at The National in Abu Dhabi have launched a Facebook campaign to get their boss fired.  Journalists keep finding new ways to use social media!

About Michael Juliani

Michael Juliani is a senior studying Print and Digital Journalism at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He's a senior news editor and executive producer for Neon Tommy and an associate editor and contributor for the Online Journalism Review. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the Huffington Post, among other places.