Newsweek and The Daily Beast have finally agreed to merge. But with each business struggling, the new entity may be more like a marriage of two wounded media operations.
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.
Of three Slate spinoff sites launched in the beginning of 2008, two have already folded. Will The Root, a site targeting African-American audiences, succeed where its siblings failed? There's some reason to think it might.
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, as several print media companies saw their stocks rise today.