Newsweek and The Daily Beast Will Merge

Newsweek magazine and The Daily Beast will merge. But with each business struggling, the new entity may be may be more like a marriage of two wounded media operations.

U.S. News Magazine Exits the Print Business

US News is not for sale. Wealthy owner Mort Zuckerman wants to keep the magazine, he just does not want to print it, so the publication will go completely online next year. December will be the magazine's last issue.

Slate Group Shrinks:
Will It Cut The Root Next?

Of three Slate spin-off sites launched in 2008, two have already folded. But there's reason to the The Root, a site for African-American audiences, will succeed where its siblings failed.

Apple's iPad Gives Wings to Media Stocks

Correctly or naively, print publishers all seem to think the iPad, Apple's new touchscreen tablet computer, is going to save their hides -- and Wall Street seems to agree, at least cautiously.

Warren Buffett seems pessimistic

Like the swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano, Warren Buffett's acolytes arrive every year at the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway Inc...