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Newsweek: Americans Will Work for 25 Cents an Hour
Newsweek: Americans Will
Work for 25 Cents an Hour

Newsweek: Americans Will Work for 25 Cents an Hour

Rate lower than Philippines, India, mag finds in experiment

(Newser) - The minimum wage in America may officially be $7.25, but in fact there are Americans willing to work online for as little as 25 cents per hour—a fraction of the amount residents of Germany ($3), the Philippines ($2.25), and even India ($1) agreed to toil for. Or...

New Newsweek Not a Total Flop
 New Newsweek Not a Total Flop

New Newsweek Not a Total Flop

Newsstand sales of first three issues up over 2010 average

(Newser) - Jack Shafer may have called Tina Brown's Newsweek "a meal that a homeless person would walk away from," and the April 12 issue may have had a slim six ads , but score one for Brown: Her Newsweek isn't festering at the newsstand. Sales of Brown'...

Newsweek Chairman Sidney Harman Dead at 92

Stereo equipment magnate bought company for $1

(Newser) - Sidney Harman, the stereo equipment magnate who bought Newsweek for $1 last year, has died at what his family calls the "young age of almost 93." In a statement posted on the Daily Beast , the family notes that Harman learned he had acute myeloid leukemia one month ago...

In Newsweek Spread, Assange Touts Gentleman Lifestyle

Hilarious gallery shows WikiLeaks founder tending chickens, wearing Santa suit

(Newser) - Life is just so droll when you’re international man of mystery/rape suspect Julian Assange. Sure, he’s under house arrest, but house arrest doesn’t look so bad in the hilarious-yet-unfortunate Christmas with Julian” photo gallery Newsweek is running. Maybe it’s because that “house” is a...

Newsweek-Beast Merger: Marriage of the 'Wounded'?

...but Tina Brown could pull it off

(Newser) - With Newsweek and the Daily Beast teaming up, Tina Brown, who will edit both publications, has a lot on her plate. Media critics are divided on the move; some call success unlikely. “The merger may be a marriage of two wounded media operations," writes Douglas McIntyre at Daily...

It's Official: Newsweek, Daily Beast to Merge

Companies make announcement amid rumors

(Newser) - It's official: Newsweek and the Daily Beast will merge. This morning's announcement comes after yesterday's rumors —and despite last month's report that merger talks were killed. Tina Brown will in fact serve as editor-in-chief of both Newsweek magazine and the Daily Beast; current Beast president Stephen Colvin will be...

Newsweek, Daily Beast Will Merge: Report

Tina Brown will run both editorial staffs

(Newser) - It looks like the rumored marriage between Newsweek and the Daily Beast website is a go after all. The New York Observer says the two will announce a 50-50 merger tomorrow morning. Beast editor Tina Brown will run both staffs with "strong editorial independence," writes Nick Summers, citing...

Boehner Fist Bump Hits New Yorker Cover

Mag reprises controversial cover

(Newser) - The New Yorker has reprised the "terrorist fist bump" cover that irked Obama in 2008 —this time with House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner standing in for Michelle. The cover, by artist Barry Blitt, features the president offering his hand to Boehner and being offered a fist in return, the...

Daily Beast, Newsweek Kill Merger Talks

Tina Brown, Stephen Harman unable to agree on editorial control

(Newser) - The Daily Beast and Newsweek have pulled off a pre-marital divorce, reports the Wall Street Journal , with merger talks breaking down over the weekend over the finer points of editorial control. Though both parties stood to save costs by consolidating the editorial staff, the Journal notes that Beast co-owners Tina...

Brown, Huffington Tweak Feud Report

HuffPo, Daily Beast proprietors trash Guardian rumors

(Newser) - Sure, the Daily Beast's Tina Brown wants a Newsweek merger because she crazy-hates rival Arianna Huffington, or so claims the Guardian. "We are sooooo busted," laments one AriHuff in a "leaked" IM conversation with one TBrown. "How did they find out we 'simply cannot stand each...

Colbert: Finland Is Better Than the US?!

 Colbert: Finland Is 
 Better Than the US?!  

Colbert: Finland Is Better Than the US?!

The Newsweek ranking is BS!

(Newser) - It's pretty darn obvious that the USA is the greatest country in the world, said Stephen Colbert in an especially hilarious segment last night : "We invented cars, we invented TVs, and we invented bragging!" This week's issue of Newsweek ranks the best countries in the world, and "...

Incredible Things Sold for $1
 Incredible Things Sold for $1 

Incredible Things Sold for $1

Dollar Tree, eat your heart out

(Newser) - With the stunning sale of Newsweek for a single American dollar this weekend, The Week decided to look into what other amazing things a dollar could buy. Their list:
  • TV Guide: Sold to a private equity company in October 2008 for $1. For just $1.99 more, you could actually

Newsweek Sold to Audio Magnate for $1

Sidney Harman assumes magazine's growing losses

(Newser) - Sidney Harman has agreed to buy Newsweek, Advertising Age reports . The 91-year-old stereo-equipment magnate, who is married to Democratic Rep.Jane Harman, will essentially pay nothing for the magazine—the real cost comes in assuming Newsweek's liabilities, which could top $70 million this year. The Washington Post Co. has been...

Tumblr Raises Its Social Media Profile

Blogging site hires journalist to woo big media outlets

(Newser) - Is Tumblr the Next Big Thing in social media? The New York Times seems to think so, giving it a feature in today’s paper—and you might see more such coverage soon, because the small blogging site is specifically trying to reach out to the media. It hired former...

McChrystal Journalist Is No Hack
McChrystal Journalist Is
No Hack

McChrystal Journalist Is No Hack

Michael Hastings' writing includes a riveting Iraq memoir

(Newser) - Why did Stanley McChrystal even agree to meet with a Rolling Stone writer? Maybe because that writer was Michael Hastings, a highly respected journalist who’s written for a host of publications. Business Insider highlights some of his more notable stories:
  • I Lost My Love in Baghdad: In this incredible

Sean Hayes Will Host Tony Awards

But will his performance be convincing enough for 'Newsweek' critic?

(Newser) - Sean Hayes is a Broadway newcomer, but he's nominated for a Tony for lead actor in a musical—and he'll be hosting the award ceremony as well. Today's announcement comes in the wake of the controversy over Newsweek critic Ramin Setoodeh's dismissal of the openly gay Hayes' ability to play...

13 Actors Playing Against (Sexual) Type
 13 Actors Playing 
 Against (Sexual) Type 
newsweek controversy

13 Actors Playing Against (Sexual) Type

Sean Hayes certainly isn't the first gay actor to play straight

(Newser) - Inspired by the controversy Newsweek stirred up when it ran a review slamming Sean Hayes’ portrayal of a straight man in Promises, Promises, CNN offers up a list of 13 actors who have played roles counter to their actual sexual orientation:
  • Portia de Rossi: Played it straight on Ally McBeal

Glee Creator Calls for Newsweek Boycott

Murphy fuming over ''homophobic' article

(Newser) - The co-creator of Glee says fans of the Fox show should boycott Newsweek until it apologizes for an article he says is "damaging, needlessly cruel, and mind-blowingly bigoted." The piece by Ramin Setoodeh, which labels Glee cast member Jonathan Groff a "theater queen" and suggests openly gay...

My 'Crimes' Against Iran

 What I Did 
 to Deserve 
 13 Years and 
 74 Lashes 

Journalist charged in iran

What I Did to Deserve 13 Years and 74 Lashes

Mazair Bahari explains the sentence handed down in absentia

(Newser) - Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari learned this week that, without telling him or his lawyers, an Iranian court had sentenced him to 13 years in prison and 74 lashes. Bahari won't serve that sentence—he was released from Iranian jail in October, after 118 days of interrogation and torture, and...

Actress Blasts 'Homophobic' Newsweek

Kristin Chenoweth defends 'Promises, Promises' co-star Sean Hayes

(Newser) - Sean Hayes made his Broadway debut shortly after officially coming out , and his performance has drawn mixed reviews, a Tony nomination—and one scathing notice from Ramin Setoodeh of Newsweek . Setoodeh, who is gay, called Hayes "the big pink elephant in the room" and deemed his performance as a...

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