Give Newsweek a break

Earlier this week, Don Linn posted a trenchant critique of the chattering class. It resonated (and chastened).

Since starting this blog a bit more than two years ago, I’ve tried to stay close to three basic rules of thumb. On occasion, I’ve come close enough to breaking the third one, loosely summarized as “no snark”.

So, in partial penance (today’s the day for it), I offer a link to a Fishbowl interview with Mark Edmiston, a former Newsweek publisher who says it is too early to tell if the changes made at the magazine will reverse its fortunes.

Both Linn and Edmiston make good points. Those of us who don’t have skin in the game should either get some or find a way to help, not hinder.

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Founder and principal of Magellan Media Consulting, Brian O’Leary helps enterprises with media and publishing components capitalize on the power of content. A veteran of more than 30 years in the publishing industry and a prolific content producer himself, Brian leverages the breadth and depth of his experience to deliver innovative content solutions.

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