An aggregation of accomplished journalists
November 30, 2010 § Leave a comment
While a career as a prominent reporter at The Daily Beast would be hard to come by, a link for job postings is at the bottom of the main page. At the moment only one position is listed, a temporary editorial assistant that would contribute content for the “Cheat Sheet.”
The regular contributers to The Daily Beast have a variety of credentials. Nicole LaPorte, who wrote “The Perils of Celebrity Pregnancy,” also wrote a book about DreamWorks. Peter Beinart, a senior political writer, also wrote a book and is currently a professor at the City University of New York. Bryan Curtis, a national correspondent, has also previously written for GQ and New York. Most of the contributers to The Daily Beast have extensive journalism backgrounds with top newspapers or magazines or have written books.
Tina Brown, the editor of The Daily Beast, has been editor at Tatler, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and her own magazine, Talk. She has also had her own CNBC show and wrote a best-seller.
Most of the stories on The Daily Beast are multi-source reported. There are some blogs and columns, but it also balances these with stories. Nicole LaPorte’s story about celebrity pregnancy traumas has expert sources like obstetricians and the entertainment direct as Us Weekly. Bryan Curtis’ story about Republican congressman Steve King has an interview with King and other politicians.
For the most part, the tone of The Daily Beast is informative for the more serious stories and witty for everything else. As Brown wanted “sexy brain food” for her readers, stories provide information without being boring.