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Posted at 8:44 PM ET, 11/11/2010

Daily Beast, Newsweek to merge

By Paul Farhi

The Daily Beast Web site and Newsweek magazine will announce Friday that they are joining to form a new company that will give the ailing newsmagazine some new-media energy and the fledgling Web site a modicum of old-media credibility, according to people with knowledge of the agreement.

The combined entity will be under the editorial direction of the Daily Beast’s editor, Tina Brown, who was the top editor at Vanity Fair, the New Yorker and the defunct Talk magazine, as well as a columnist for The Washington Post’s Style section.

More details on the combination

It's unclear right now what the new Daily Beast-Newsweek entity will be called, though wags are combining the names of the two for some potential names. Which one do you like best? Have a better idea? Leave it in the comments.

By Paul Farhi  | November 11, 2010; 8:44 PM ET
 
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Comments

Doomed

Posted by: drewmean | November 11, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Boozeweek.

Posted by: imbibesagacity | November 11, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse

DEAD ON ARRIVAL! What a joke! Nobody is going to read this! Nobody cares! How out of touch these people are!

Posted by: georges2 | November 11, 2010 11:24 PM | Report abuse

"Money-pit"

If they're trying to turn a corner, dramatically re-brand, and turn a profit they could opt for a more upbeat title like:

"Money-Shot"

Although I suspect that one is already taken.

Posted by: JPRS | November 11, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

"Beastly Week" would fit much of the news, as of late.

Posted by: DHughs | November 12, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

How about "The Beastly News"?

Posted by: AlexPope | November 12, 2010 12:55 AM | Report abuse

Beastly News Daily
Beast of the Week
Daily News Beast
News Day Beast
The Beast, Daily and Weekly

Posted by: Old_Bosun | November 12, 2010 2:58 AM | Report abuse

How about Beast Week?

Posted by: dcc1968 | November 12, 2010 3:49 AM | Report abuse

Wow, I thought this was all a joke but apparently there is something called The Daily Beast. I guess the Washington Post really has descended into the depths. Where are you going to get writers from because the current crop is just one step above junior high school? What are they going to write about? And why? Who is going to read this abomination?

Posted by: dcc1968 | November 12, 2010 3:56 AM | Report abuse

Newspeak.

Posted by: werowe1 | November 12, 2010 5:24 AM | Report abuse

WeakBeast

Posted by: mpark1 | November 12, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

DOA is a great idea! It has all the hipster self involvement that Tina Brown and the bloggers love. Whatever they choose can't be worse than when they changed Newschannel 8 to TBD.

Posted by: buffysummers | November 12, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Toilet Paper

Posted by: TJ44 | November 12, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

DOA.

Posted by: gbooksdc | November 12, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse

The Weak Beast

Posted by: just_semantics | November 12, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

The Liberal Claptrap

Posted by: samlebosch | November 12, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

The Ministry of Truth

Posted by: FriendofKeyserSoze | November 12, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Newsweek

Posted by: sgannes1 | November 12, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Our Weakly Worst

Posted by: jstvnsn | November 12, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

WEAKLY BEAST?

Posted by: naples202 | November 12, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Beast Bores

Posted by: evwill | November 12, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I don't know about the title, but I've got a slogan: "The Blind Leading the Blind."

Posted by: gdalfonzo | November 12, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Wow, no matter what they name it, the thing will still be a waste of time. Not surprised Newsweek is dying, I stopped subscribing after 25 years when they became the house organ for the Democrats. Real name should be "what the beast leaves behind..."

Posted by: lostein | November 12, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Whatever they call it my Newsweek days are over when my subscription expires. The content is so thin that I can read what's of interest in about 5 minutes. I can't imagine what Tina Brown's going to bring to the table but I imagine the print product is doomed.

Posted by: ikeaboy | November 12, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I definitely endorse the idea of calling it "The Beastly Week"

Posted by: kevin9 | November 12, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Talk about a classic missed opportunity give the merger a great brand name--especially when there are so many better options. Proves the truism that companies can merge, but brands do not: http://bit.ly/bSiTAB

Posted by: LDMerriam1 | November 12, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

"The Daily Beastie Week" Whatever it's new name it will soar I do believe.

Posted by: garydchance | November 12, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Maybe they should name it "News Weak"

Posted by: BlanketyBlank | November 12, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Daily Bestiality News

Posted by: ComfortablyDumb | November 13, 2010 12:06 AM | Report abuse

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