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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
Wednesday good news!
1 posted on 07/25/2012 10:47:37 AM PDT by abb
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To: abb
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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To: abb

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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To: abb

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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To: abb

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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To: abb

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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To: abb

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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To: abb

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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To: abb

... 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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To: abb

You mean they have a webpage that people read? Who knew?


21 posted on 07/25/2012 11:44:16 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: abb
`Newsweek Loses War On Women'
22 posted on 07/25/2012 11:58:49 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: abb

It’s about time. Thanks!


23 posted on 07/25/2012 12:02:39 PM PDT by 12Gauge687
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To: EyeGuy

May I suggest The Sunday New York Times? It’s about five or six pounds of good paper. Lasts all week.


24 posted on 07/25/2012 12:25:04 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: abb

I’m telling you, when that Democrat congresswoman’s husband bought the magazine for one dollar, he overpaid.


25 posted on 07/25/2012 12:33:43 PM 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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I’m telling you, when that Democrat congresswoman’s husband bought the magazine for one dollar, he overpaid.

I would be interested to know just which of his heirs pulled the plug on the money that was being funneled down that rathole.

26 posted on 07/25/2012 12:44:14 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Time is up next! Send in those subscription litter cards!!!


27 posted on 07/25/2012 1:35:29 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Huskrrrr

I honestly had no clue there was still publishing it.


28 posted on 07/25/2012 2:05:15 PM PDT by matt04
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To: abb
they should ask the nyslimes how well their model is doing... it'll be nothing but ad's and spyware
29 posted on 07/25/2012 3:38:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: abb

I was addicted to Time and Newsweek for years, a rock-solid customer. I finally canceled both magazines around ten years ago when I just couldn’t stand the liberal bias anymore.

Perhaps I wasn’t the only one...


30 posted on 07/25/2012 4:32:07 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: abb

I thought that Newsweek’s website was closed..it’s now the Daily Beast...does Barry know?


31 posted on 07/25/2012 5:10:35 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three are a Congress".....John Adams)
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To: donhunt
Newsweek should probably call in Romney and Bain to save their butts.

A 'news' magazine so biased the news is often a lie doesn't deserve to be saved.

32 posted on 07/25/2012 5:22:35 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: abb
Degenerate commie homosexual loving baby killer supporting rag like Newsweek wondering why people who work for a living stopped subscribing.

There is no greater threat to the American citizen than that posed by the domestic marxists in league with the sex perverts, trial lawyers, and Washingtonians from both parties in DC.

The threat posed by the raghead camel jockeys pales in comparison.

33 posted on 07/25/2012 5:37:49 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: abb

"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows."

Galatians 6:7

34 posted on 07/26/2012 3:45:20 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: abb

Dentists offices everywhere will have to find something else to clutter the waiting rooms.


35 posted on 07/29/2012 12:01:50 PM PDT by MovementConservative (Go Mariners! 2013!)
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