Publishing,  Journalism


Newsweek cover
Newsweek’s Last Print Issue


An era in publishing has come to an end. Newsweek has published the last print issue of the magazine.

Newsweek will continue in digital form, but it won’t be the same.

I’m sure that it was a sad day at Newsweek. Many people lost their jobs in the transition.

The cover photo is a vintage photograph of Newsweek’s old midtown New York headquarters.

The title of the issue is ironic: #LastPrintIssue. It is so obviously a jab at the Twitterization of news.

When I was growing up, my family did not subscribe to Newsweek, but to their main competitor, Time.

However, occasionally I would read issues and always enjoyed it.

Financial Troubles

Apparently, after Newsweek merged with The Daily Beast the magazine started producing some controversial covers, probably in a vain attempt to sell enough issues to keep afloat.

But in the days of the Internet, it is very difficult and not cost-effective to publish a physical magazine.

Newsweek reportedly suffered a staggering loss of $40 million per year.

UPDATE (December 2013): Newsweek will be printing special issues again:

Newsweek to print weekly edition again one year after calling it quits

You may also read my post #FreePress.

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