Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Newsweek Loses Another Marquee Name

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Coming on the heels of Editor Jon Meachem's announced departure following Sidney Harman's purchase of the magazine[see "TUOL" post 8/2/10] Editor-at-Large Evan Thomas is leaving Newsweek after 25 years.

Thomas, who claims his exit was planned before the 92-year-old audio equipment magnate Harman bought Newsweek, will teach journalism at Princeton (no doubt at a higher level of compensation than "TUOL"'s yours truly) and write books, beginning with a biography of President Dwight D. Eisenhower (the pages will be full, even if the subject is blank). Thomas came to Newsweek in 1986 after a decade of working at its principal rival, Time, and has served as Washington bureau chief and assistant managing editor. He also is regularly featured on radio and tv political chatfests.

The financially wobbly Newsweek has now lost Thomas & Meachem after earlier in the year watching star Michael Isikoff depart.  Harman may staff the magazine with his gin rummy buddies.

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