Karl Rove will be a member of the Newsweek family through 2009, the New York Observer's John Koblin has confirmed. Rove joined the Newsweek staff in November, but he has only contributed a paltry two columns so far. Koblin reports the details of his contract going forward:
The terms of Karl Rove's contract with Newsweek: It's a 2-year-deal, 8 columns per year and 16 overall.
A Newsweek spokeswoman confirmed this to Media Mob; editor Jon Meacham had let it slip out on Feb. 7, when a Columbia J-school student asked him about Mr. Rove (and right before Mr. Meacham asked an entire lecture-room full of Columbia students why they didn't like Newsweek).