The old Newsweek building at 444 Madison Avenue, back when Newsweek was on top of the world (journalistically, at least). And then the unfortunate #hashtag slapped on the cover.
I have no doubt that few readers will stick around for the “new chapter,” as Tina calls it (let’s be honest). But this ode to the magazine that was is worth reading, if sad.
In which Rachel Simmons and I take on the Watergate of modern email etiquette: the workplace XO.
XO has surfaced in the digital correspondence of everyone from Arianna Huffington to Nora Ephron. Wendy Williams, the talk-show host, says she wishes she could stop using it, but just can’t. Anne-Marie Slaughter—foreign-policy wonk, Princeton professor, and she who still can’t have it all—doesn’t xo, but knows several professional women who do. In Diane Sawyer’s newsroom, staffers say, the anchor uses xo so frequently that its omission can spark a major panic.
“I feel like xo has taken on its own kind of life,” says Karli Kasonik, a Washington consultant.
“I do it, most women I know do it,” says Asie Mohtarez, a writer and social-media editor.
“In my field, you almost have to use it,” says Kristin Esposito, a yoga instructor in New York.
The Atlantic, on the Obama campaign Tumblr — perhaps the best piece yet on political memedom, the uniqueness of Tumblr as a platform, and why it makes sense in the political sphere. (Only thing missing: a quote from Liba Rubenstein!)
Iconic Newsweek covers from the 60s and 70s. RIP.
So many years of so many bad decisions. We always said the Newsweek Tumblr would outlast the print edition. #RIP
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New Yorker editor David Remnick, on how good reporting can mean calling a source so many times that “the person [decides] it’s better to give you the time than to endure the constant assaults of your calls and emails.”
Storyboard: David Remnick on the Art of the Profile
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WHY WOMEN STILL CAN’T HAVE IT ALL (The Atlantic)