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    Newsweek's Last Print Issue Cover Released.....



    Newsweek released the cover for its last-ever print issue on Sunday morning.
    The cover features a vintage picture of the old Newsweek offices in New York, accompanied by the headline "#LASTPRINTISSUE." Ironically, the issue will be available on tablets before readers can buy it on the newsstands.

    Newsweek will become a digital-only publication when the new year hits. Editor Tina Brown has said that the magazine could no longer realistically stay in print due to the new economics of the media industry.

    The last issue contains essays by former editors and high-profile Newsweek alumni, as well as a lengthy oral history of the magazine.....snip~

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2355798.html

    The Last Print for Newsweek....always ran 2nd behind Time. Thoughts?

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    Re: Newsweek's Last Print Issue Cover Released.....

    Newsweek was better than Time IMHO but it has been in decline for quite awhile. I think magazines like these need to be counter-intuitive to survive in print. Nonetheless, as a web only publication, expect it to become the TMZ of politics, not that it is that far off the mark already. E-publications just do not lend themselves to depth in a world where they have to constantly update to keep traffic flowing.

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    We've seen so many print publications go down as formerly responsible journalism was replaced by annoying liberal goo, personality cult worship and a strange world orientation that offended readers.

    It always has seemed strange that the editors, owners and publishers never seem to notice that their writers have completely turned away from any attempt at finding some sort of resonance with the desirable sorts of readers that would subscribe or develop loyalty, rather the writers saw themselves as the "event" and they saw their function as some sort of mission to ignore reality in favor of their personal dogma, annoying and offensive as that may be.

    Stranger still, they would continue down their personal highways to doom even as they saw their co-workers laid off and their numbers fall, they would continue to spray nonsense to an aware public up to the minute they went off the cliff of irrelevance and lost their jobs, incomes and homes. They refused to even attempt a change in orientation. It just seems strange that they were and are unable or unwilling to adapt to reality.

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    Re: Newsweek's Last Print Issue Cover Released.....

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    Newsweek released the cover for its last-ever print issue on Sunday morning.
    The cover features a vintage picture of the old Newsweek offices in New York, accompanied by the headline "#LASTPRINTISSUE." Ironically, the issue will be available on tablets before readers can buy it on the newsstands.

    Newsweek will become a digital-only publication when the new year hits. Editor Tina Brown has said that the magazine could no longer realistically stay in print due to the new economics of the media industry.

    The last issue contains essays by former editors and high-profile Newsweek alumni, as well as a lengthy oral history of the magazine.....snip~

    Newsweek's Last Print Issue Cover Released (PHOTO)

    The Last Print for Newsweek....always ran 2nd behind Time. Thoughts?
    This is 2012 (2013 in some places ) and technology is changing the way we get our media. I like Newsweek and Time but don't subscribe, usually reading them if I'm in a doctor's office or something. I have an iPad and a Kindle Fire and would have them both as well as some others if they didn't charge for subscription. If they modified their business model to be exclusively advertiser supported like radio and most TV, I bet their readership would sky rocket. Alternately, if there was an inexpensive annual fee digital magazine subscription package offered where for flat $75 a year you get any and all magazines out there within a certain genre. News, political, current events could be one genre. Fashion, women audience, etc. another genre. Travel, food, wine and gardening another category. Or for $30 a year you can pick and 5 magazines of any genre. I don't want to pay monthly. I don't want to pay a lot and there are no magazines I like enough to buy individually for a high price when I can TV magazine shows like 30 Rock, Dateline and 20/20 for free. I'm actually surprised the magazine industry hasn't thought of this already. If the industry likes the idea I'm fine with then contacting me here via PM and giving me a cut for coming up with the idea.

    I also wish table devices were a little larger to have more of the look and feel or a magazine rather than a paperback book. I'm sure that will happen in time.
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    Re: Newsweek's Last Print Issue Cover Released.....

    sorry to see it go, but it died a while back when it turned to sensationalism instead of hard news. it should have thrown in the towel rather than ruin its reputation.

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    Re: Newsweek's Last Print Issue Cover Released.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Newsweek was better than Time IMHO but it has been in decline for quite awhile. I think magazines like these need to be counter-intuitive to survive in print. Nonetheless, as a web only publication, expect it to become the TMZ of politics, not that it is that far off the mark already. E-publications just do not lend themselves to depth in a world where they have to constantly update to keep traffic flowing.
    I disagree, I think this is a smart move, and this is where EVERY news publication is going to end up anyway. There's nothing inherently wrong about e-publications that lends itself to a lack of depth, just like there is nothing right about print publications that lend themselves to depth.
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    Re: Newsweek's Last Print Issue Cover Released.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I disagree, I think this is a smart move, and this is where EVERY news publication is going to end up anyway. There's nothing inherently wrong about e-publications that lends itself to a lack of depth, just like there is nothing right about print publications that lend themselves to depth.
    I would agree with you.....but then this should also limit the Likes of Tina Brown from Newsweek and Katrina Van Dan Huesal from the Nation, from Appearing on Television or Cable TV. Which IMO is a good thing. This way emotion and sensationalism won't be able to Muddy those political Waters anymore. No more distraction based over their feelings as oppose to actual Journalism.

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