Shocking news from the world of publishing is that NEWSWEEK will end it’s printed magazine soon, simply becoming an Online Website version of the news. Signs of the demise of NEWSWEEK were pretty clear from some of their outrageous and sensational covers in the last few years as an attempt to shock customers into buying their publication. For 79 years, NEWSWEEK joined TIME as two of the greatest weekly news magazines in American history, presenting color photos and other news coverage than wasn’t matched by B&W newspapers.
Started in February 1933 during the Great Depression, the magazine survived recessions, world war, 9-11, and many other turbulent events as a great news document that provided not only news, but a collectible version of historic events such as the assassination of President Kennedy, the end of WWII, the resignation of President Nixon, the election of Ronald Reagan, and then the shocking shooting that left him wounded as the first president wounded by an assassin who survived the crime.
It will be a sad day to see NEWSWEEK end. But, it has been announced that the end will be coming, with no definite timeline as to the final print issue, marking the end of an era.