Tina Brown turns the page on reading

Having failed to save Newsweek and now planning to leave the Daily Beast, editor Tina Brown says she’s not much interested in reading magazines anymore.

“The habit has gone,” she told reporters in India this week, where she was speaking to a conference.

In fact, she thinks maybe reading’s time has come and gone altogether. “I think you can have more satisfaction from live conversations,” she said, explaining, according to the Hindustan Times, that society is “going back to oral culture where the written word will be less relevant.”

Or maybe the famed editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker just didn’t do a great job with Newsweek.

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