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Newsweek Print Edition Goes Out With a Whimper

Today, Newsweek editor-in-chief Tina Brown and CEO Baba Shetty announced that the magazine will fold its print operation after 80 years. In other news, if you want a video tour around their office you should check out our exclusive Newsweek/Daily Beast edition of “Cubes.”

Now get your big-picture questions ready: Is this the end of print? Is this the end of responsible journalism? Is this the end of Tina Brown’s obnoxious and gimmicky covers? (For the record, that’s no, no and a very hopeful yes.)

Yeah, OK. It’s not like nobody saw this coming. Here are the most important parts of the appropriately self-righteous statement:

“After 80 years in print, the newsmagazine adopts an all-digital format.

We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Newsweek will transition to an all-digital format in early 2013…

Meanwhile, Newsweek will expand its rapidly growing tablet and online presence, as well as its successful global partnerships and events business.

Newsweek Global, as the all-digital publication will be named, will be a single, worldwide edition…

…our business has been increasingly affected by the challenging print advertising environment, while Newsweek’s online and e-reader content has built a rapidly growing audience…By year’s end, tablet users in the United States alone are expected to exceed 70 million, up from 13 million just two years ago…

In our judgment, we have reached a tipping point at which we can most efficiently and effectively reach our readers in all-digital format…

We are transitioning Newsweek, not saying goodbye to it. We remain committed to Newsweek and to the journalism that it represents…

Newsweek is produced by a gifted and tireless team of professionals who have been offering brilliant work consistently throughout a tough period of ownership transition and media disruption. Regrettably we anticipate staff reductions…

Exiting print is an extremely difficult moment for all of us who love the romance of print and the unique weekly camaraderie of those hectic hours before the close on Friday night. But as we head for the 80th anniversary of Newsweek next year we must sustain the journalism that gives the magazine its purpose—and embrace the all-digital future.”

You got the point across. Good job. However, Brad Phillips (aka Mr. Media Training) noticed something missing from the statement—something that we think is extremely important.

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Revolving Door: More Murdoch News, An ‘InStyle’ App, and More

Sources  in the know are murmuring about the possibility that James Murdoch will step out of the picture at News Corp. During his appearance on the earnings conference call last week, Rupert Murdoch said COO Chase Carey was his right-hand man, seeding the idea that Murdoch is not next in line to the top. News Corp. denies this. Arrests related to the phone hacking scandal continue and a letter has surfaced indicating that those in charge knew hacking was happening. [via Reuters]

InStyle has launched a mobile pop-up store for iPhone and Android users. [via Mashable]

The Huffington Post re-introduces Stylist.com. But AOL is still having issues.

Speaking of The Huffington Post, they’ve got a big update on Capital New York, a New York-centric site that’s got new reporters and funding.

And PRWeek is looking for a new news editor.

Click through for more news you can use about changes in the media.

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Revolving Door: 12.16

Here are this week’s PR and media highlights from Mediabistro’s Revolving Door Newsletter:

Roxana Tiron has been named defense reporter at Bloomberg Government. She had been defense reporter at The Hill.

Robin Givhan has been named style and culture correspondent at The Newsweek Daily Beast Company. She had been fashion editor at The Washington Post.

Matthew Inman has been named editor at Hyperion. He had been associate editor at Harper.

Sara D. Anderson has been named deputy editor at Townsquare Media. She had been editor-in-chief at AOL Radio Blog.

John Roberts has been named correspondent at CNN Atlanta. He had been anchor at American Morning.

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