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Newsweek Kills its Print Edition

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Tina Brown and Baba Shetty, this morning:

Newsweek will transition to an all-digital format in early 2013. As part of this transition, the last print edition in the United States will be our Dec. 31 issue.

I don’t read Newsweek, and have found their digital offerings thus far appalling.1 However, this is major news in the media world. I expect this is the first of many similar announcements throughout 2013.

In our judgment, we have reached a tipping point at which we can most efficiently and effectively reach our readers in all-digital format. This was not the case just two years ago. It will increasingly be the case in the years ahead.

It’s a brave new world, I suppose.

Still, I give the all-digital Newsweek a year, maybe two at best.

  1. Perhaps they’ve updated their Newsstand app, but once upon a time it was terrible.

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