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Newsweek is Dead

October 18th, 2012 by Bob Bly

Another nail was hammered into the coffin of print this week. The event: Newsweek announced that after 80 years, it will end its print publication in 2013.

Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown said: “We have reached a tipping point at which we can most efficiently and effectively reach our readers in all-digital format.”

For me, this is another sign of the world going to Hell in a handbasket: I want my magazines and newspapers on paper, not on a screen. I don’t see a happy future for me as a reader, especially with Kindle e-books outselling paperbacks and hardcovers.


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    According to Nicholas Carr, in his book “Swallow” reading on paper compared to reading on screen, reading on paper can remember more and pay longer attention.

  2. Dan said:

    I don’t think the world is going to hell in a handbasket, it just simply moves on, and some people get left behind – I’ve accepted that I will one day, if I haven’t already. I swore that I would never be someone who would complain about the music of the day like some antiquated curmudgeon. But despite my best intentions to keep up-to-date, I’ve lost interest in mainstream contemporary music, although I still enjoy much indie product. People grow up with a set of aesthetic values, and the next generation simply won’t share them, and we won’t understand why.

    I for one welcome our ebook overlords. I have way too many paper books, and am sick of carting them around everytime I move. I live in New Zealand, and subscriptions to weekly magazines are prohibitively expensive due to our distance from the centres of publication and the relative strength of our currency. But I receive The Economist and The New Yorker each week on my iPad. They are both beautifully laid out for the device and a joy to read. Without modern technology, I wouldn’t have been able to read these fine periodicals.

    On a tangential note, I subcribe to The Economist because magazines like Time and Newsweek struggled to deal with the challenges of the Internet. They dumbed themsleves down, and eventually, the content was simply no longer appealing. The Economist is actually one of the few magazine with an increasing readership, because it has maintained its serious engagement with the world, and is fulfilling its readers’ demand need for serious journalism and analysis. I don’t miss the passing of Newsweek at all. It bought its problems on itself.

  3. Neil A said:

    Dan you have it.

    As a former business news publisher, I now find myself embarrassed by the state of “news content.” My former peers mostly seem to have forgotten that we read the media for the information about topics of interest and the ‘news of the day’, NOT just the headlines.

    The Economist and a handful of others have truly recognized how to embrace the benefits and features of electronic media to expand the delivery. Most of the legacy media have not.

    Newsweek is a marginal player no matter the platform and will continue to be until their complete demise…that is what is sad.

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    I love the feel and smell of actual books, but I must say my kindle has been a life-saver. I live in Trinidad, so ordering books online is pretty much the only reason I still read as much as I do. If I really love the book I will order the hardcopy, but I just love the instant access!

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