I was interviewed and quoted by the AP for a story about the demise of the printed edition of Newsweek. The story appeared on Oct. 19 and was carried in hundred of newspapers nationally and internationally.
Here are my quotes and click here to read the entire article:
Newsweek is using a difficult print ad environment as an “excuse” for its decision to end print runs, said Samir Husni, director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi School of Journalism. He lays the blame at the feet of Tina Brown, the editor who took control of Newsweek when it merged with the news website she ran, The Daily Beast, two years ago.
“Tina Brown took Newsweek in the wrong direction,” Husni said. “Newsweek did not die, Newsweek committed suicide.”