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Evan Thomas Departing Newsweek

evanthomas08102010.jpgAfter nearly 25 years at Newsweek and just a hair under four years as its editor at large, Evan Thomas is leaving the magazine, Yahoo! Upshot’s Michael Calderone reports.

Thomas tells Calderone he’ll be heading to Princeton to teach journalism, and he’s got a book on President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the works.

Thomas is no stranger to the academy. From his bio at Newsweek.com:

In 2003-04, Thomas was a visiting professor at Princeton. In 2004-05, he was a visiting professor at Harvard. In 2006-2007, he was a visiting professor at Harvard and Princeton. In the fall of 2007 he will begin a five-year term at Princeton as Ferris Professor of Journalism.

Newsweek has been experiencing something of an exodus that has been brewing since The Washington Post Co. put the magazine up for sale in May and has continued after nonagenarian stereo magnate Sidney Harman bought the weekly on August 2. Notable exits: editor Jon Meacham, Tumblr’er Mark Coatney and reporter Michael Isikoff, among others.

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