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Newsweek staffer's internet revolt against Daily Beast merger

As Newsweek.com gets its marching orders, disgruntled employee launches online rant.

One staffer did not take the news well that Newsweek.com is to shut up shop
One staffer did not take the news well that Newsweek.com is to shut up shop

Reproduced with permission from Business Insider.
OVER THE WEEKEND, we learned that the newly formed Newsweek Daily Beast Company plans to shutter Newsweek.com and send all of its traffic to DailyBeast.com.This has one anonymous Newsweek.com staffer – who learned the news from a New York Times story – outraged.

In a screed on Tumblr, this staffer attacks “high-level print editors” who  “were too busy burning money” and “taking sleek black towncars to and from the office” to pay much attention to the good work being done on Newsweek.com over the past five years.

There’s lots of delightful bash-the-old-people-who-are-scared-of-the-Web stuff that makes for great reading.

The anonymous staffer also makes a strong business case for saving Newsweek.com, noting that “at least 60%” of the five million uniques it pulls in each month don’t come through the side door, but through Newseek-branded partnerships and distribution channels on MSNBC, MSN, Tumblr, and Twitter.

Read the full post by the disgruntled staffer here >

Reproduced with permission from BusinessInsider.com

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