Newsweek Is Ceasing Its Print Edition

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It would have seemed unthinkable some years ago, but Newsweek will not be a print magazine after December 31.

Things have gotten extra competitive and challenging, and circulation and advertising are way down, so editor Tina Brown has announced that you won't be able to pick up and flip through Newsweek anymore.

But you can't really say that the 80-year-old classic has passed on.

They will continue it as a digital, subscription-based publication, and some of the articles will also appear on its sister site, Daily Beast.

Oh, good, but I must say I feel as if something within me just died.


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larrypage00001
larrypage00001

Many magazines today are ceasing their print edition. I wonder whats the reason why. These companies are built with passion and commitment. Backed with good supplies and materials like a good black toner cartridge to print the best output possible.

mae.swazey
mae.swazey

Me too, Michael.  I'm dead serious.  For over 50 years my family has been Newsweek subscribers:  my dad, then me and my brother.  I always liked it much more than TIME.  There are so many reasons I feel sad at no more print format of Newsweek.  End of an era.

nostradavid
nostradavid

A subscription to Time costs less per issue than the postage to send it these days.

In August 2010, Sidney Harman bought the magazine for $1 and assumed $47 million in liabilities. It's been bankrupt for years. Turning it into a subscription-based digital publication is probably a pipe dream. 

Turleen
Turleen

@mikeymusto Same thing Happened in Atlantis!

bwaybill
bwaybill

Yeah, that cover came off like a desperate ploy to get some attention. Now we know why.

blissbaby
blissbaby

They might deserve this for the cover about how Obama needs to move on.

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