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Revolving Door Newsletter: 04.01.08
Should Job-Seeking Journos Target Newsweek?April 1, 2008
How often does an entire magazine turnover at once? That's practically the case at Newsweek today, which got a lot more than it bargained for when it offered 146 senior staffers generous buyouts (as much as two years' salary) and 111 of them accepted. Among the departures: critics David Gates, David Ansen, and Cathleen McGuigan; top tech writer Steven Levy (who's headed to Wired with a writing contract as bonus); Budget Travel chief Harold Shain; the top research staff, and senior editors Nancy Cooper, George Hackett, and Alexis Gelber, among many, many others. As Radar notes, the tsunami of departures ...