Newsweek has for a number of years been the poster child for the lost traditional media trying to find its way in the digital age. Tina Brown was supposed to have been the brilliant media mind brought in to save Newsweek, but if anything she has made Newsweek even more of a joke.
Her major focus seems to be to use Newsweek as a platform for self-promotion, beginning in her first issue when she used the cover to promote her upcoming women's conference and stroke her friend Hillary. This week, she gives the cover over to promoting her biography of Lady Diana with a concept that People Magazine would probably have passed on -- what would it have been like if Diana were still alive. Seriously. This is how far this magazine has fallen, trying to envision how the recent Royal Wedding would have been any more of a circus for the rich and over-dressed had Diana been in attendance.
But I probably would not have bothered to blog about it had it not been for this cover I saw in the airport. Check out the horrible zombie Diana. Jeez, is this a real story or a preview of Left 4 Dead 3? Pre-order now and get custom DLC including the solar-powered chainsaw and the zombie Lady Di. (You may have to click to enlarge to see the full horror).