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Tina Brown Snags First “NewsBeast” Staffer Away From Lucky

Tina Brown is wasting no time in building her team at the newly formed Newsweek Daily Beast Company.  NYPost.com’s Keith Kelly reports that Brown has tapped Dirk Barnett as new creative director — a move that comes just two days after Barnett joined Lucky magazine.

With Brown moving so aggressively and the ink still yet to dry on the Newsweek-Daily Beast merger deal, many publishers must be wondering just how loyal their staffers will be when the “NewsBeast” comes calling.

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