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Justine Rosenthal Departs Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Justine Rosenthal is leaving Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Capital New York reports that Rosenthal, who was editing Newsweek and The Daily Beast after Tunku Varadarajan left in March, will be succeeded by Richard Just, with help from Louise Roug.

In a note to staffers, Tina Brown said Rosenthal’s skills and determination will be missed:

Justine took over Newsweek at a challenging time for the company in November of 2011 and immediately took command, cultivating writers and creating memorable stories that made us all proud…

Under Justine’s editorship we were able to reverse Newsweek’s many years of decline and breathe life back into the magazine both as a print edition and in the stellar digital format that she and the team have continued to produce each week.

Richard Just Joins Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Richard Just is joining Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Just is coming from a stint as editor-in-chief of The New Republic. He served as TNR’s editor from 2010 until late last month, when Franklin Foer returned to the magazine as editor.

At Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Just will work as consulting editor at the company’s Washington D.C. bureau.

See below for the internal memo from Tina Brown announcing Just’s arrival.

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Marty Peretz To Drop Editor-In-Chief Title At The New Republic

While he may be the longtime owner of political mag The New Republic, Marty Peretz has not been an active editor for the publication for years.  Peretz has shed himself of the editor-in-chief title and will leave that role to Richard Just, the man who took over for Franklin Foer in December.  According to the New York Post’s Keith Kelly, Peretz left a farewell note explaining why he has relieved himself of the editor role.

I have been with The New Republic going on 37 years, almost all of them with the title of editor-in-chief.  The truth is that I hardly ever actually edited an article for the magazine. But, frankly, it was my vision and the vision of my compatriots of what was needed for a serious journal of opinion in American society that defined what TNR has become since 1974.

The 70-year-old Peretz, who now resides in Israel, added that he will serve as editor-in-chief emeritus and contribute to TNR’s website.

The New Republic Introduces New Online Content

In an effort to dispel the working theory that long-form journalism is a thing of the past, The New Republic is rolling out a series of online cover stories.  Through this new initiative TNR is offering an alternative to the shorter blog writing style most individuals have become accustomed to by publishing detailed argumentative essays.  TNR editor Richard Just summed up the purpose for the new project in a message to his magazine’s readers:

But while we are no less committed to short-form journalism, we also think that the world needs more long-form writing. Not just because long-form writing is, at its best, a pleasure to read, but because there are certain values implicit in long-form writing that are worth defending and preserving. One value is artistry. The best narratives and the best cultural criticism are not simply means of delivering information; they rise to the level of literature. Of course, there can be artistry in blogging, but it is a different kind of artistry. A 300-word post cannot hold you in suspense; nor can it deliver a shocking conclusion. A brilliant piece of long-form storytelling can do both of these things.

The first installment of TNR’s online cover stories will feature Jonathan Cohn’s analysis of the nation’s health care system.

The New Republic Appoints Richard Just As Editor, Franklin Foer To Become Editor-At-Large

Today, The New Republic has announced the promotion of Richard Just to editor. Meanwhile, Franklin Foer, the publication’s former editor, will now take on the role of editor-at-large.

Just has been with The New Republic since 2004, when he began as its online editor. He has since worked as its deputy editor, managing editor, and executive editor.

Foer will cover politics for The New Republic, including the 2012 elections, both in print and online. He will also work on a book chronicling “the birth of American liberalism,” due out in 2013.