The Washington Post Company's new media subsidiary today said it has taken over operations of Newsweek Interactive, which controls Newsweek magazine's presence on America Online, and plans to launch a Newsweek Web site in the fall.
The Web site will contain content from the weekly print publication as well as original material to be updated daily, the firm said. Some Newsweek content also will be featured on the Washington Post's Web site.
The subsidiary, formerly known as Digital Ink, has been renamed Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive.
The editorial staff for Newsweek.com will be located in the Newsweek offices in New York, the firm said. Technical and production support will be provided by Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive's staff in Arlington, Virginia.
"From our first CD-ROM publications in 1993 through our visually distinctive Prodigy and AOL areas, Newsweek has always been committed to combining editorial quality and high production values in the interactive world," Richard M. Smith, editor in chief, chairman, and chief executive officer of Newsweek, said in a statement.
"We're confident that the collaboration between the Newsweek Interactive editorial staff and the technical and production talent of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive will bring the same qualities to the Web," he added.