There’s more upheaval at Newsweek, as full-timers are being gradually replaced by a slate of well-credentialed journalists — who are being hired on a part-time basis.
“They’ve been letting people go in dribs and drabs over the past few weeks,” said one source. That seemed to accelerate last week, when copy editors and videographers were let go on Friday.
Among the recent departures were deputy editor Michael Mishak, who was let go several weeks ago, and executive editor Mary Kaye Schilling, who was let go last month.
Nina Burleigh, the national politics correspondent, was told that she was being put on a contract-only basis, although she keeps the title on the masthead, sources said.
Nancy Cooper has been running the publication since the axing of top editors last year for their reporting on an alleged money-laundering scheme with IBT Media, which was Newsweek’s parent company at the time. It followed a raid by the Manhattan district attorney’s office on Jan. 18, 2018 in which 18 computer servers were seized from the Newsweek offices.
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