The Daily Beast
- Not to be confused with The Beast .
is an American news reporting and opinion website founded and published by Tina Brown
, former editor of Vanity Fair
and The New Yorker
as well as the short-lived Talk Magazine
. The Daily Beast
was launched on October 6, 2008, and is owned by IAC
. Edward Felsenthal, a former Wall Street Journal
editor, is the site's executive editor, and Stephen Colvin is its president.
The name of the site is derived from that of the fictional newspaper in Evelyn Waugh
's novel Scoop
On November 12, 2010, The Daily Beast
announced a merger deal, creating the combined company "The Newsweek Daily Beast Company
One of the features of The Daily Beast
is the "Cheat Sheet", billed as "must reads from all over". Published daily, the "Cheat Sheet" offers a selection of articles from online news outlets on popular stories. The "Cheat Sheet" includes brief summaries of the article, and a link to read the full text of the article on the website of its provider.
Since launch, the site has introduced additional sections, including a video "Cheat Sheet", "Book Beast", a Fashion and Entertainment section. The site frequently creates encyclopedic landing pages on topical subjects such as......