Robin Givhan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion journalist, is among those laid off from Newsweek and the Daily Beast, according to Joe Coscarelli, writing Friday for the Daily Intel column of New York magazine.
” ‘I plan to work on my book about the 1973 Versailles fashion show and look for a new job,’ said Givhan, who will stay on until the end of the year,” Coscarelli wrote.
Editor Tina Brown and new CEO Baba Shetty announced in October that the 80-year-old Newsweek would adopt a digital-only format in 2013.
In 2007, while at the Style section of the Washington Post, Givhan won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism “for her witty, closely observed essays that transform fashion criticism into cultural criticism.”
She left the Post in 2010, after 15 years at the paper, purportedly because of disagreements with the then-Style editor.
The editor, Ned Martel, told the staff on her departure, “. . . Robin has demonstrated herself as an extraordinary talent, stretching the definition of fashion beyond the discussion of trends or runway flights of fancy. Thanks to Robin’s Pulitzer-awarded acuity, Washington Post readers have learned how to understand world leaders through the way they dress.