Newsweek announced in October their decision to stop printing the magazine in December 2012 and go digital. Well the issue is here now and this is it!
Started in 1933, and based in New York City, the magazine has 22 bureaus (nine in the U.S and the rest overseas including London, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Jerusalem, Baghdad, Tokyo, Beijing, South Asia, Cape Town, Mexico City and Buenos Aires).
Newsweek is published in four English language editions and 12 global editions written in the language of the circulation region.
However, as the world moved towards the digital age and more and more people relied on the net for their information, things started changing in the world of news as well. Since 2005, Newsweek's circulation had dropped by about half and advertising pages plunged more than 80%. The losses were staggering, hence the decision to embrace the need of the time and to go digital.
The final issue has bylines from former Newsweek editors-in-chief Jon Meacham, Mark Whitaker and Tina Brown has written her usual editor’s note.
In November 2010 Newsweek merged with the news and opinion website The Daily Beast, forming the Newsweek Daily Beast Company, after negotiations between the owners of both publications. Tina Brown, The Daily Beast's editor-in-chief has since served as the editor of both publications.
Newsweek's Final Print Cover Photo Features Hashtag: #LastPrintIssue- A fitting sign of the times to come!