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CrossFit Founder: 'I Like Watching the Bodies'

Greg Glassman deflects criticism about injuries, rails against 'a--holes' in soda industry

(Newser) - Despite allegations of injuries caused by questionable techniques, the fitness phenomenon known as CrossFit is said to boast an estimated 4 million members around the globe with a program that Newsweek says "has come to dominate the athletic world." And it has no bigger fan than its founder,... More »

Sold: Newsweek

Iconic magazine had been up for sale since May, goes to IBT Media

(Newser) - First Newsweek was unloaded for a dollar . Then it merged with the Daily Beast . Then it underwent a series of scandals over dubious cover choices and fact-checking . Then it ended its print edition . In the latest step for the once-iconic magazine, Barry Diller's IAC has sold Newsweek to IBT... More »

Newsweek Bids Itself Farewell

Last print edition of the once-iconic mag is out tomorrow

(Newser) - There will be no more weekly wondering what crazy cover concoction Tina Brown & Co. have put together to greet you in the supermarket checkout: Newsweek has printed its final print issue, and it is going out with an old-school-meets-new-school bow to itself, notes Mashable . The cover features a retro... More »

Newsweek Ending Print Edition

Last print issue on stands December 31

(Newser) - Newsweek is canning its iconic print edition and going completely digital at the beginning of 2013, according to a not-entirely-shocking memo to staff from Tina Brown, who has served as editor-in-chief of both Newsweek and the Daily Beast since the companies merged . Brown cited a "tipping point at which... More »

Media World Freaks Over Newsweek Cover

Editor Tina Brown does it again

(Newser) - Chalk up one more for Newsweek in the magazine cover wars: Their latest headline, "Muslim Rage," runs in big black font over a photo of furious Muslim protesters. The cover article by activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali recounts her tale of emancipation from Muslim fundamentalism, but also makes an... More »

Newsweek's Anti-Obama Cover Story Draws Howls

Niall Ferguson piece dubbed misleading by Paul Krugman, others

(Newser) - Newsweek has found itself at the center of controversy again, this time with a cover story titled "Hit the Road, Barack," in which economist (and McCain 2008 adviser) Niall Ferguson picks apart the Obama presidency. Ferguson accuses the president of breaking campaign promises, boosting the deficit, letting the... More »

Are Magazines Beyond Saving?

Editorial moves may be irrelevant in fading industry: David Carr

(Newser) - Since taking the helm at Newsweek in late 2010, Tina Brown has taken heat for cover stories calling Obama "the first gay president," celebrating restaurants amid a struggling economy, and portraying Michele Bachmann with crazy eyes , among others . But regardless of her editorial choices, Brown may have been... More »

Obama Isn't Our 1st Gay President

That honor goes to James Buchanan: Jim Loewen

(Newser) - Tina Brown would like you to think that our 44th commander in chief is the "First Gay President." Jim Loewen would like you to know that title actually belongs to our country's 15th leader, James Buchanan. After taking a moment to smack Newsweek for the "cheap... More »

Newsweek Strikes Back With 'Gay President' Cover

Tina Brown tries to one-up Time's breastfeeding cover

(Newser) - Take that, Time magazine. A week after Time's controversial breastfeeding cover , Newsweek has fired back with a cover article on President Obama's support for gay marriage—with the headline, "The First Gay President," and a rainbow-colored halo over Obama's head, Politico reports. Apparently Newsweek editor... More »

Bloggers Give Newsweek S&M Story a Good Spanking

Katie Roiphe ties female submission to feminist victories

(Newser) - Author Katie Roiphe has whipped up a storm with her Newsweek/Daily Beast cover article on submissive female sex fantasies. Roiphe's argument: "that huge numbers of women are eagerly consuming myriad and disparate fantasies of submission"—think Girls, A Dangerous Method, Fifty Shades of Grey—"at a... More »

Newsweek Retracts Pelosi's Anti-Obama Quote

Reporter's notes misconstrued as quotation

(Newser) - So maybe President Obama can see around corners after all? Newsweek editors abruptly pulled a quote today they had attributed to Nancy Pelosi , about how Obama's team "can’t see around corners; they anticipate nothing." Turns out those words were written by a reporter in her notes... More »

Stewart Scolds Newsweek for 'Crazy Eyes' Bachmann

Use her words against her, not a bad photo, Daily Show host says

(Newser) - Newsweek's Michele Bachmann story this week came with a highly unflattering cover photo, even drawing criticism from some of the GOP hopeful's foes. Jon Stewart also slammed the magazine for the choice of photo, accusing Newsweek of adding weight to conservative claims of liberal media bias. "One... More »

Newsweek's Doctored Di Cover 'Creepy,' 'Crude'

Magazine imagines Di at 50; Internet does not approve

(Newser) - Not exactly what you'd expect from the pre-Tina Brown Newsweek : A Photoshopped Princess Diana strolls on the cover with daughter-in-law Kate Middleton, as the magazine imagines what Di would be like today, at age 50. (Brown speculates that she'd still be "great-looking," with the help of... More »

Newsweek: Americans Will Work for 25 Cents an Hour

Rate lower than Philippines, India, mag finds in experiment

(Newser) - The minimum wage in America may officially be $7.25, but in fact there are Americans willing to work online for as little as 25 cents per hour—a fraction of the amount residents of Germany ($3), the Philippines ($2.25), and even India ($1) agreed to toil for. Or... More »

New Newsweek Not a Total Flop

Newsstand sales of first three issues up over 2010 average

(Newser) - Jack Shafer may have called Tina Brown's Newsweek "a meal that a homeless person would walk away from," and the April 12 issue may have had a slim six ads , but score one for Brown: Her Newsweek isn't festering at the newsstand. Sales of Brown'... More »

Newsweek Chairman Sidney Harman Dead at 92

Stereo equipment magnate bought company for $1

(Newser) - Sidney Harman, the stereo equipment magnate who bought Newsweek for $1 last year, has died at what his family calls the "young age of almost 93." In a statement posted on the Daily Beast , the family notes that Harman learned he had acute myeloid leukemia one month ago... More »

In Newsweek Spread, Assange Touts Gentleman Lifestyle

Hilarious gallery shows WikiLeaks founder tending chickens, wearing Santa suit

(Newser) - Life is just so droll when you’re international man of mystery/rape suspect Julian Assange. Sure, he’s under house arrest, but house arrest doesn’t look so bad in the hilarious-yet-unfortunate Christmas with Julian” photo gallery Newsweek is running. Maybe it’s because that “house” is a... More »

Newsweek-Beast Merger: Marriage of the 'Wounded'?

...but Tina Brown could pull it off

(Newser) - With Newsweek and the Daily Beast teaming up, Tina Brown, who will edit both publications, has a lot on her plate. Media critics are divided on the move; some call success unlikely. “The merger may be a marriage of two wounded media operations," writes Douglas McIntyre at Daily... More »

It's Official: Newsweek, Daily Beast to Merge

Companies make announcement amid rumors

(Newser) - It's official: Newsweek and the Daily Beast will merge. This morning's announcement comes after yesterday's rumors —and despite last month's report that merger talks were killed. Tina Brown will in fact serve as editor-in-chief of both Newsweek magazine and the Daily Beast; current Beast president Stephen Colvin will be... More »

Newsweek, Daily Beast Will Merge: Report

Tina Brown will run both editorial staffs

(Newser) - It looks like the rumored marriage between Newsweek and the Daily Beast website is a go after all. The New York Observer says the two will announce a 50-50 merger tomorrow morning. Beast editor Tina Brown will run both staffs with "strong editorial independence," writes Nick Summers, citing... More »

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