As Newsweek prepares to shutter its print magazine for good to become a purely digital publication, several staffers won’t make it through the transition. We were surprised to learn that Pulitzer prize-winning fashion journalist Robin Givhan will be among those laid off, according to Daily Intel.
One of the most respected journos in the biz, Givhan joined Newsweek and The Daily Beast in 2010 from the Washington Post, as a special correspondent for style and culture. She wrote both for print and online, which makes Tina Brown’s decision to let her go even more confusing. Perhaps Brown is planning on getting rid of fashion coverage altogether?
On what she plans to do next, Givhan told Intel, “I plan to work on my book about the 1973 Versailles fashion show and look for a new job.”
Which we can’t imagine she’ll have much trouble finding.