What You Should Have Read, March 31, 2008
Radar Online has names and details on some of the 111 staffers leaving Newsweek after a buyout offer last week Among those leaving are some of the magazine's best-known, most-admired and longest-service critics, including David Gates, David Ansen and Cathleen McGuigan. Harold Shain, a former president of the magazine who moved over to sister publication Budget Travel at the beginning of this year, is also departing. All of the chief researchers are also leaving, including Nancy Stadtman, Ray Sawhill and Ray Anello, and their positions may be eliminated. Other longtime senior editors who accepted the buyout include Nancy Cooper, George Hackett and Alexis Gelber. Senior Editor Jerry Adler is reportedly still considering the offer. The departure of so many senior staffers at once -- all of them are expected to be gone by the end of this year -- will mean the loss of much of the magazine's institutional memory, as well as many of its most talented writers and editors.