Newsweek Goes All Digital

 

  • Online at end of the year
  • Final print issue on December 31
  • New Newsweek Global title.

One of the most popular magazines in the world, Newsweek is giving up print and will now go all-digital by the end of this year.

 

  • Online at end of the year
  • Final print issue on December 31
  • New Newsweek Global title.

One of the most popular magazines in the world, Newsweek is giving up print and will now go all-digital by the end of this year.

The print industry has been in its slow and painful decline for years now. And Newsweek is one to recognise a dying medium when it sees one. After 80 years, the final print issue will be released on December 31 in the United States.

Starting next year, all regional versions of the publication will fall under the new Newsweek Global title.

Subscription will then be to Newsweek Global via the web or mobile devices, while some content will still be available for free on the partner The Daily Beast website.

Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and Newsweek and Baba Shetty, CEO of The Newsweek Daily Beast Co. recognise the growth of online news and admits that the 'challenging print environment' was behind the decision.

"The Daily Beast now attracts more than 15 million unique visitors a month, a 70 percent increase in the past year alone—a healthy portion of this traffic generated each week by Newsweek's strong original journalism.”

"At the same time, our business has been increasingly affected by the challenging print advertising environment, while Newsweek's online and e-reader content has built a rapidly growing audience through the Apple, Kindle, Zinio and Nook stores as well as on The Daily Beast.”

"Tablet-use has grown rapidly among our readers and with it the opportunity to sustain editorial excellence through swift, easy digital distribution—a superb global platform for our award-winning journalism."

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