tinaAP071202055936Brown is bananas: If there's one thing the world needs, it is another Tina Brown profile. This time she gets the Vogue treatment: "When she returns, she flops down on the banquette, fixes those steely blue eyes on mine, and says, 'This is some week.' Not that there is any other kind for Brown these days. As the newly installed editor in chief of [Newsweek], as well as the head of the two-year-old Web site the Daily Beast, she is lucky if she gets four hours of sleep a night. 'It's bananas,' says Brown." She sure does love her lingo.
Another one bites the dust: Meredith has shuttered the popular DIY magazine ReadyMade and eliminated 75 jobs in the process. "Positioning Meredith for continued growth requires periodic realignment of resources, including how we deploy our workforce," Meredith Chairman-CEO Steve Lacy said in a statement to AdAge. "These actions will enable us to devote additional resources to key strategic growth initiatives, including digital platform expansion."
Vertical vertigo: Breaking! The Huffington Post is launching a new vertical. First the site gave us divorce. Then it gave us Canada. Now, get ready for Huff/Post 40, a site launching in August for the Baby Boomer set. Actress Rita Wilson has been tapped as editor-at-large. "Calling the site 'Huff/Post 40' was her idea," said Arianna Huffington in a statement. "Her belief that it's never too late to follow your dreams makes her the perfect godmother for Huff/Post 40 as it takes shape." "It's never too late to mix things up, change your life, to get to what you really should be doing--or want to be doing," Wilson added. Cue Mark Twain quote: "'Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.' I can't wait to get started." Next up? We hear the site is currently at work on launching a gay vertical.
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