Newsweek’s shitty, SEO-optimized articles following the suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade last week exposed how the site has essentially thrown morality out the window, in order to drive clicks and cash in on celebrity deaths.
Most media outlets have tried to be appropriately mournful and respectful about the death of beloved chef, writer and travel host Anthony Bourdain on Friday. It is a terrible tragedy that needs to be treated with some sensitivity. Then there is Newsweek.
At least four female Newsweek staffers resigned from the embattled magazine on Friday after its parent company reinstated an executive following a sexual harassment investigation.
Newsweek Media Group’s chief content officer has been reinstated by the company following an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations at his previous employer, according to a memo obtained by Splinter.
After a handful of top reporters and editors were fired in a purge of the Newsweek masthead on Monday, about 40 of the magazine’s staffers ignored management’s invitation to go home and busted out wine and bourbon for what one employee described as “half funeral, half party.”
Here’s Newsweek’s latest cover: