“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!