Tina Brown, founder of The Daily Beast, has decided to vacate her position as editor-in-chief of the online news site. Known for her reign as editor of famed publications such as Vanity Fair and The New Yorker , Brown did not have the same success with the The Daily Beast, where they struggle to keep their heads above water financially. Unsurprisingly, it seems that Brown’s disastrous merger of The Daily Beast and Newsweek may have played a roll in her decision to leave the floundering site. According to Ed Pilkington of the theguardian.com, “[I]t failed to break any real ground at the frontier of digital innovation, falling back on an already familiar combination of aggregation of stories and original writing. As one media source familiar with Brown’s work put it: ‘The Beast didn’t break stories, was too magaziney, failed to generate enough content and was not sufficiently web-oriented as a business’.”
This won’t be the last you hear of Brown, though. She is creating her own company, Tina Brown Live Media, to focus on live events like her “Women in the World” conference. As sited by Hadas Gold of Politico, a source claimed that,”Brown will be able to control both the business and editorial sides, something she hasn’t been able to do before.” What will this mean for the future of Tina Brown, now entrepreneur? One thing is for sure: no matter where she ends up, she’ll be sure to make the headlines while doing it.
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