Fate of The Weekly Standard in doubt as parent company eyes shakeup

Fate of The Weekly Standard in doubt as parent company eyes shakeup
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[Ed. – The good journalism from TWS will find another home.  Being known mainly as a NeverTrump outlet isn’t a winning business model.]

The Weekly Standard’s leadership had butted heads with MediaDC, the current publisher of the magazine, and … the two parties had agreed to allow Hayes to search for a new owner.

However, MediaDC recently informed The Weekly Standard’s leadership that the company was no longer interested in a sale, the people said.

Instead, Ryan McKibben, the chairman of MediaDC, asked to meet with Hayes in a meeting tentatively scheduled for late next week, the people said. McKibben, they said, also requested the entire staff of The Weekly Standard be made available following the meeting.

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That request, coupled with MediaDC’s Monday announcement that its other conservative news organization, The Washington Examiner, would be expanding its magazine into a weekly publication, has left The Weekly Standard’s leadership worrying about the future of the magazine.

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