Newsweek, the second-largest news weekly magazine in the U.S. and distributed across the globe has announced that it will cease print publication and the December 31, 2012 issue will be it’s last before transitioning to an all-digital format. The 80 year old publication will be wrapping it’s print operation and concentrate soley on it’s online presence.
Here’s a cover from 1985.
This from Newsweek editor-in-chief, Tina Brown:
Newsweek is produced by a gifted and tireless team of professionals who have been offering brilliant work consistently throughout a tough period of ownership transition and media disruption. Regrettably we anticipate staff reductions and the streamlining of our editorial and business operations both here in the U.S. and internationally.
Exiting print is an extremely difficult moment for all of us who love the romance of print and the unique weekly camaraderie of those hectic hours before the close on Friday night. But as we head for the 80th anniversary of Newsweek next year we must sustain the journalism that gives the magazine its purpose—and embrace the all-digital future.” [Daily Beast]
Telling sign that the future is digital?