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Newsweek may cease print edition (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Politico ^ | July 25, 2012 | Dylan Byers

Posted on 07/25/2012 10:47:29 AM PDT by abb

Newsweek may cease its print publication by the end of this year, according to IAC chief Barry Diller, who as of this week owns the majority stake in the company.

During a conference call with analysts this morning, Diller suggested that the magazine would eventually transition to an online-only publication, and that changes would begin to take place as early as this Fall.

"The transition will happen,” Diller said. "The transition to online from hard print will take place. We’re examining all of our options."

UPDATE: IAC spokesperson Justine Sacco emails to clarify:

[Diller] was speaking about the weekly print industry in general and said that it’s difficult. We’re looking at all options for Newsweek and will have a plan in place by September or October. He mentioned that he thinks at some point there will be a transition to online from hard print, not entirely, but a general transition, but that was in reference to the whole industry.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: advertising; dbm; dollarjournalism; internet; liberalmedia; magazines; newsweak; newsweek; trends; victory; waronerror; yellowjournalism
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1 posted on 07/25/2012 10:47:37 AM PDT by abb
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Newsweek may cease print edition

Never saw that one coming.

2 posted on 07/25/2012 10:48:47 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: 04-Bravo; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Caipirabob; carmenbmw; ...

ping


3 posted on 07/25/2012 10:49:08 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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Couldn’t happen to a nicer scandal sheet.


4 posted on 07/25/2012 10:49:50 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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5 posted on 07/25/2012 10:50:04 AM PDT by slackerjack
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Great. Just great.

And now what am I supposed to do for kindling/kitty litter box liner/target practice around my office.


6 posted on 07/25/2012 10:50:12 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Steely Tom

Newsweek should probably call in Romney and Bain to save their butts.


7 posted on 07/25/2012 10:55:51 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: abb
Fewer doctors’ offices...fewer English speaking patients in their waiting rooms.
8 posted on 07/25/2012 10:57:33 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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http://www.dankennedy.net/2012/07/23/globe-publisher-announces-work-force-reductions/
Globe publisher announces work-force reductions

http://gannettblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/detroit-freep-offers-early-retirement.html
Detroit | Freep, DMP and News offer buyouts

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/182652/report-newsweek-will-have-a-plan-to-go-digital-only-by-this-fall/
Report: Barry Diller thinking of taking Newsweek online-only


9 posted on 07/25/2012 10:58:53 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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But who will provide us with photoshopped images??


10 posted on 07/25/2012 10:59:00 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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As if anyone would notice.


11 posted on 07/25/2012 10:59:20 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2012/07/24/sacramento-bee-lays-off-employees.html
Sacramento Bee eliminates positions in newsroom, elsewhere


12 posted on 07/25/2012 11:01:36 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Steely Tom

Plan B is to add a centerfold...


13 posted on 07/25/2012 11:02:59 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: abb

“Could see this coming”

Yep, you can practicully see through the latest issues. Corks are popping!


14 posted on 07/25/2012 11:02:59 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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I tried in vain to find a link that wasn’t Bloomberg, you beat me to it.

GOOD NEWS!


15 posted on 07/25/2012 11:07:37 AM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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It’s about time! (Speaking of which, TIME, you’re next!)


16 posted on 07/25/2012 11:10:34 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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This move will spare DOZENS of trees from being cut down to print magazines each week...


17 posted on 07/25/2012 11:15:26 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: EyeGuy

The N.Y. Times works well for that.


18 posted on 07/25/2012 11:35:28 AM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: abb

Does anyone actually still read Newsweek (print OR on line)?


19 posted on 07/25/2012 11:36:47 AM PDT by seanmerc
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... ready for the next one!
20 posted on 07/25/2012 11:38:39 AM PDT by Zakeet (Like Barack said, "We can't be broke cause we still have checks in the checkbook.")
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