‘Newsweek’ Kills Its Print Edition — NPR — Mark Memmott
That glossy I grew up reading with my family, admiring the photos and stories and formatting, is going to end their print editions December 31 and then becoming an online-only publication.
Personally, I think this is a terrible move. Many of Newsweek‘s readers are not technologically inclined, and many complaints will be sent to them because of this transition. Adults 50+ are already upset about thinner newspapers and fewer magazines – this just increases that frustration.
However, I can see why they made the change. More money can be made from ads rather than subscribers, they probably do have a wider readership digitally than in print, they’re changing with the times, etc. But I still think this is a poor move.
I’m sure once I enter the business world I may change my mind, but for now I’m sticking to my guns.