On the Women in the World conference, Wemple adds some snark into the mix:

Brown, said the source, will also walk away from her Daily Beast position with the “Women in the World” franchise, a conference program launched in 2010 by Brown in conjunction with Daily Beast/Newsweek. Of this enterprise, the source says, “It’s been so successful that they’re looking to expand it.”

Just what we journos love to hear about: A thriving conference business coupled with a faltering news outlet.
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Cecilia D'Anastasio is a CJR intern