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Newsweek.com Will Cease to Exist on July 19 (Only the Print Magazine will Remain)
NYMAg ^ | 7/11/11 | NYMag

Posted on 07/11/2011 10:15:41 AM PDT by GOPGuide

Right now if you go to newsweek.com, you'll see a basic magazine website, updated with content from the print version of the mag and a top navigation bar that directs you to content on its sister site, dailybeast.com. But starting July 19, we hear, newsweek.com will no longer exist. Instead that URL will redirect users to a channel on the Daily Beast site, like its current "politics," "entertainment," and "fashion" verticals. The Newsweek channel will still have all the archived magazine content from before (unlike Time, Newsweek puts all of its print content online), and it will be edited and updated once a day to rotate features. Newsweek/Daily Beast editor Tina Brown and Chief Digital Officer Daniel Blackman decided it made the most sense to have all-new non-magazine content appear on the Beast homepage. As it is, that's how the system has been working for some weeks now, but the death of the newsweek.com URL marks the official end of what was once a fully staffed and hugely trafficked site in its own right.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dailybeast; dnctalkingpoints; dotcombust; newsweak; newsweek; newsweekdotcom; pravdamedia; waronerror

1 posted on 07/11/2011 10:15:51 AM PDT by GOPGuide
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To: GOPGuide

Is Tina Brown a covert Tea Party operative?


2 posted on 07/11/2011 10:17:17 AM PDT by GOPGuide
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To: GOPGuide

NewsWeak. They can’t even give it away.


3 posted on 07/11/2011 10:17:39 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: GOPGuide

They’re doing that backwards, aren’t they. Oh well...it’s Newsweek, they never get anything right.


4 posted on 07/11/2011 10:17:39 AM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: GOPGuide
So the old excuse, "Tree-based media is dying -- but our WEBSITE is doing GREAT...." is not valid.

D'ya think maybe it is their message????

Naaaaaahhhhh...... keep shoveling socialism and whacko liberalism, Gnuzweak.

5 posted on 07/11/2011 10:17:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Until Obama, has there ever been, in history, a Traitorous Ruler?)
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To: GOPGuide

Whoa. All those brilliant geniuses at Newsweek couldn’t figure out how to turn a buck on the internet.


6 posted on 07/11/2011 10:18:10 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: GOPGuide

Happy Dance, Happy dance. I wonder how many shovel ready jobs they’ll loose?


7 posted on 07/11/2011 10:18:28 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: GOPGuide

Or maybe she bought Newsweek for a tax writeoff? The Newsweek building must have some sort of market value.


8 posted on 07/11/2011 10:18:34 AM PDT by GOPGuide
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To: SanFranDan
Happy Dance, Happy dance.. Photobucket
9 posted on 07/11/2011 10:21:29 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Lazamataz
Naaaaaahhhhh...... keep shoveling socialism and whacko liberalism.

Yeah, they're going gangbusters within their core audience. Which is made up of people who either (a) have no money, or (b) don't spend their own money on things like Newsweek.

10 posted on 07/11/2011 10:21:45 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: GOPGuide

People are saturated with liberal news. The smart ones go to the internet to get real news, not more liberal drivel.


11 posted on 07/11/2011 10:22:00 AM PDT by pallis
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To: GOPGuide

LOL- that makes sense because the paper magazine business is doing much better than the electronic media...


12 posted on 07/11/2011 10:24:40 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: GOPGuide

Good...then this assures no one will read their drivel...


13 posted on 07/11/2011 10:26:19 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: GOPGuide

If it wasn’t for the magazine rack at your local dentists office, the print magazine would have disappeared a long time ago.


14 posted on 07/11/2011 10:31:53 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: GOPGuide

Ain’t this going the wrong direction? I thought electronic was replacing dead tree, not the other way around.


15 posted on 07/11/2011 10:32:47 AM PDT by kevkrom (Imagine if the media spent 1/10 the effort vetting Obama as they've used against Palin.)
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To: GOPGuide
That's OK, you can't line a catbox with a website.

Unless you put an Ipad under the litter.

16 posted on 07/11/2011 10:33:41 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Steely Tom
within their core audience. Which is made up of...

which is mostly doctor's/dentist's office lobby waiting areas. And even then where it's essentially free.... nobody reads it.

17 posted on 07/11/2011 10:36:39 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: GOPGuide

If an unread magazine takes its website offline, does anyone notice?


18 posted on 07/11/2011 10:37:44 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand, much less a country. Away with him!)
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To: GOPGuide

They’ve got a website? I never go to the fascist websites for information. I always come here.


19 posted on 07/11/2011 10:38:27 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: GOPGuide
This is how desperate they have become for sales and web hits...


20 posted on 07/11/2011 10:39:33 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: GOPGuide

Is this for real?

I would start laughing if someone could confirm to me that it was.


21 posted on 07/11/2011 10:42:44 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: GOPGuide
Save the magazine by going print-only? Errr... Good luck with that.

I wonder how Newsweek would be doing if it hadn't spiked the Lewinsky story.

22 posted on 07/11/2011 10:44:29 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: GOPGuide
Oh...the HORROR!
23 posted on 07/11/2011 10:47:28 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: GOPGuide

It’s hardly a magazine anymore.

...more like a pamphlet or tract.

Liberal, of course.


24 posted on 07/11/2011 10:50:53 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: GOPGuide

A dollar just doesn’t buy what it used to.


25 posted on 07/11/2011 11:00:56 AM PDT by JPG (Do you like to eat your words? Then keep saying.."She's not running.")
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To: GOPGuide

Yeah, that whole Internet thing is just a fad. Print news magazines is where the real growth is.

: )


26 posted on 07/11/2011 11:01:40 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: GOPGuide

Both are being subsidized due to not generating enough online ad revenue. Makes sense to minimize the costs for the two sites.


27 posted on 07/11/2011 11:05:00 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Ouderkirk
which is mostly doctor's/dentist's office lobby waiting areas. And even then where it's essentially free.... nobody reads it.

LOL: you read my mind.

I wouldn't touch it for two reasons:

1.) It's full of liberal crap.
2.) Yeah, I'm going to pick up a magazine that's been fingered by a thousand diseased individuals.

28 posted on 07/11/2011 11:06:48 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: GOPGuide

On the upside, it will still be stinking up newstands. As for the online part, RIP, you liberal rag.


29 posted on 07/11/2011 11:13:28 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Huskrrrr
Happy Dance! Ha ha ha!!!
30 posted on 07/11/2011 11:16:09 AM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: Huskrrrr

See what happens when you embrace the dark side. A new world is coming and its now a worker’s utopia of the left.


31 posted on 07/11/2011 11:19:03 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Huskrrrr

It’s not even good enough as a substitute for TP!


32 posted on 07/11/2011 11:26:49 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GOPGuide
This should be a Dinosaur Media DeathwatchTM ping!
33 posted on 07/11/2011 11:28:39 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GOPGuide

Ur Doin it WRONG!


34 posted on 07/11/2011 11:44:58 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
This should be a Dinosaur Media DeathwatchTM ping!

For sure. What a smart business move in the age of The Internet...Not!


35 posted on 07/11/2011 11:48:00 AM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: CaptSkip

But that’s what we should encourage the Left to do! I might have to send them a thank you email saying just how smart that move is to gain more readership!

Encouraging the Left to self-destruct could be the next big sport from the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy!


36 posted on 07/11/2011 11:52:08 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GOPGuide

they gonna hire some Town Criers too?


37 posted on 07/11/2011 11:52:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I had not seen the Sarah Palin cover.
I like it!

Excellent bra choice, Governor!


38 posted on 07/11/2011 11:54:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GOPGuide; abb; PJ-Comix

Are they insane? They are luddites or something.

Sounds like self-inflicted suicide.


39 posted on 07/11/2011 12:03:45 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: God luvs America

They would be better off saying they will only be available on Kindles and Nooks.


40 posted on 07/11/2011 12:05:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GOPGuide

The three guys who still read Newsweak will be very, very sad....


41 posted on 07/11/2011 12:08:57 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; Miss Marple; Tamsey; ...

Victory in the War on Error...

Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING


42 posted on 07/11/2011 12:33:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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To: Huskrrrr

newsweak print edition remains in circulation because of tax subsidized subscriptions for public libraries, public schools, public universities, etc.

Defund the Left.


43 posted on 07/11/2011 12:37:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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To: a fool in paradise; abb; weegee

44 posted on 07/11/2011 12:42:41 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: GOPGuide

Seems to me it would be cheaper to fold the paper copy and keep the online copy.

But, if nobody goes to the online site, I guess you’re boned either way.


45 posted on 07/11/2011 12:57:50 PM PDT by hattend (Its a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add. - Sarah Palin)
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To: abcc2011

BTTT to steal later when I’m not on a work computer


46 posted on 07/11/2011 1:03:25 PM PDT by hattend (Its a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add. - Sarah Palin)
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To: hattend
Seems to me it would be cheaper to fold the paper copy and keep the online copy.

That does seem counterintuitive.

Here's how someone, possibly employed by the website saw things when the idea of shutting it down was first discussed:

While high-level print editors were taking sleek black towncars to and from the office (and everywhere in between, including, on at least one instance, from DC to New York), this was a staff who slept on grimy couches while reporting on the road; forking out their own funds, at times, just to produce good work. The disparity in work hours, in pay, in resources—it was comical. And it was only telling that not so long ago—let’s say five years—one high-level company executive had to be corrected about the Website’s URL: no, Newsweek.com wasn’t the same thing as the internal Newsweek intranet.

So maybe it's a cultural/tribal thing. The snobs at the magazine don't get and don't care about the web and their webserfs.

47 posted on 07/11/2011 1:04:25 PM PDT by x
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To: GOPGuide

Well, at least they can claim that Newsweek is a ‘revolutionary’ company and leading a new trend: dropping the internet for the print edition. Nobody else ever done that. I wonder how much the six dentists pay for their waiting-room materials.


48 posted on 07/11/2011 1:39:09 PM PDT by paudio (The differences between Clinton and 0bama? About a dozen of former Democratic Congressmen.)
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To: GOPGuide

Newsweak


49 posted on 07/11/2011 2:21:39 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: GOPGuide

Who cares?


50 posted on 07/11/2011 4:50:40 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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