Newsweek publisher leaves with 2 top editors

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 14 at 9:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Newsweek magazine and The Daily Beast website has left.

Ray Chelstowski ended his 11-month reign as publisher Monday. He had come from Entertainment Weekly magazine to oversee an effort to boost ad sales at Newsweek. The 78-year-old magazine's mounting losses had prompted The Washington Post Co. to sell it for $1 to stereo equipment magnate Sidney Harman last year. Harman died seven months ago.

Executive Editor Edward Felsenthal and Tom Weber, the magazine's managing editor, also resigned Monday.

Their departures coincided with the hiring of two new executives.

Former Newsweek bureau chief Mark Miller has been named editorial operations director.

Former CBS Interactive executive Eric Danetz is joining Newsweek and The Daily Beast as senior vice president of sales.

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