Tina Brown Doesn’t Get Online Publishing

Tina Brown (from Vanity Fair, New Yorker, Tatler and Talk) got $18 million from Barry Diller to launch The Daily Beast. An article on Gawker shows she doesn’t seem to be fully in touch with the changing economics of publishing:

There’s no such thing as an issue anymore – print it when you get it – Sunday nights for the Beast become a marathon after-midnight morale hellhole while they try to get stories out the door before Monday morning

Each day’s stories are printed out then faxed to her for review – if she can’t be bothered to read the native format of her website that seems like bad news

Full article:

The Onerous Apparatus of Tina Brown’s Website






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