THE WEEK Magazine Officially Announces Online Staff for THEWEEKDaily.com: Harold Maass Named Editor Of Recently Launched Web Site For America's Fastest-Growing News And Opinion Magazine

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THE WEEK (http://www.theweekdaily.com), America's fastest growing news and opinion magazine, officially announces its NYC-based online staff for THEWEEKDaily.com. Harold Maass has been named editor, with key hires; Ken Switzer, associate editor; Peter Weber, contributing editor; Obele Brown-West, online marketing manager; and Kate Goebel, online account manager.

As our talented marketing team spreads the word to busy, intelligent readers that there now exists a daily briefing online of the best of news, opinion, arts, and ideas, we expect the same explosive growth on the web that we've seen in print.

    Maass, one of THE WEEK magazines's founding U.S. editors, previously served as national editor of FoxNews.com, where he covered national and international news. Prior, Maass reported for The Miami Herald, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and The Dallas Morning News. He was part of the Miami Herald team recognized for the year's best foreign reporting (1993) by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Switzer, former senior associate editor of The Village Voice, was responsible for editing reviews of current movies and feature articles on music, arts, and pop culture. Weber was senior editor of Facts on File World News Digest, covering science, medicine and health-care policy, religion and Latin America. He also served as a copy editor for The New York Times Magazine and BridgeNews financial news wire.

As online marketing manager, Brown-West works with the brand's marketing and sales team on the initiation, development, and execution of all online sales efforts. She develops and implements online audience growth strategy by creating and implementing marketing plans. She comes from iProspect, Inc., where she was senior search engine marketing analyst.

Goebel, who previously served as client marketing manager for Sports Illustrated, focuses on driving online sales for THEWEEKDaily.com.

"In THEWEEKDaily.com, The Week's editorial team has created an online property every bit as compelling and addictive as our print magazine" said Steven Kotok, general manager, THE WEEK magazine. "As our talented marketing team spreads the word to busy, intelligent readers that there now exists a daily briefing online of the best of news, opinion, arts, and ideas, we expect the same explosive growth on the web that we've seen in print."

Updated several times a day, THEWEEKDaily.com features the best of U.S. news/opinion and world news/opinion, film, art, travel, polls, best columns, cartoons, business, and books. The site also features original interactive sections, including user commentary, polls, webcasts, podcasts, and more. As an added benefit, print subscribers have access to all content from THE WEEK's current print edition, plus a full searchable archive of past issues.

About THE WEEK

THE WEEK is the fastest growing news and opinion magazine in America and was recently named the #1 most credible print or broadcast media source, according to the 2006-07 Erdos & Morgan Opinion Leader Study. Every week, THE WEEK's editors scour hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and Web sites, seeking out the most intriguing stories and the most thoughtful commentary - left, right, and everything in between. THE WEEK's focus is broad: U.S. and international news, the best columns from here and abroad, business, health, science, and technology, plus books, film, the arts, consumer reviews, and leisure activities.

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