Skip to comments.Newsweek.com Will Cease to Exist on July 19 (Only the Print Magazine will Remain)
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.
Is Tina Brown a covert Tea Party operative?
NewsWeak. They can’t even give it away.
They’re doing that backwards, aren’t they. Oh well...it’s Newsweek, they never get anything right.
D'ya think maybe it is their message????
Naaaaaahhhhh...... keep shoveling socialism and whacko liberalism, Gnuzweak.
Whoa. All those brilliant geniuses at Newsweek couldn’t figure out how to turn a buck on the internet.
Happy Dance, Happy dance. I wonder how many shovel ready jobs they’ll loose?
Or maybe she bought Newsweek for a tax writeoff? The Newsweek building must have some sort of market value.
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.
People are saturated with liberal news. The smart ones go to the internet to get real news, not more liberal drivel.
LOL- that makes sense because the paper magazine business is doing much better than the electronic media...
Good...then this assures no one will read their drivel...
If it wasn’t for the magazine rack at your local dentists office, the print magazine would have disappeared a long time ago.
Ain’t this going the wrong direction? I thought electronic was replacing dead tree, not the other way around.
Unless you put an Ipad under the litter.
which is mostly doctor's/dentist's office lobby waiting areas. And even then where it's essentially free.... nobody reads it.
If an unread magazine takes its website offline, does anyone notice?
They’ve got a website? I never go to the fascist websites for information. I always come here.
Is this for real?
I would start laughing if someone could confirm to me that it was.
I wonder how Newsweek would be doing if it hadn't spiked the Lewinsky story.
It’s hardly a magazine anymore.
...more like a pamphlet or tract.
Liberal, of course.
A dollar just doesn’t buy what it used to.
Yeah, that whole Internet thing is just a fad. Print news magazines is where the real growth is.
Both are being subsidized due to not generating enough online ad revenue. Makes sense to minimize the costs for the two sites.
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.
On the upside, it will still be stinking up newstands. As for the online part, RIP, you liberal rag.
See what happens when you embrace the dark side. A new world is coming and its now a worker’s utopia of the left.
It’s not even good enough as a substitute for TP!
Ur Doin it WRONG!
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!
they gonna hire some Town Criers too?
I had not seen the Sarah Palin cover.
I like it!
Excellent bra choice, Governor!
Are they insane? They are luddites or something.
Sounds like self-inflicted suicide.
They would be better off saying they will only be available on Kindles and Nooks.
The three guys who still read Newsweak will be very, very sad....
Victory in the War on Error...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING
newsweak print edition remains in circulation because of tax subsidized subscriptions for public libraries, public schools, public universities, etc.
Defund the Left.
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.
BTTT to steal later when I’m not on a work computer
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 resourcesit was comical. And it was only telling that not so long agolets say five yearsone high-level company executive had to be corrected about the Websites URL: no, Newsweek.com wasnt 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.
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.
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