The Straits Times
Published on Oct 18, 2012

Newsweek magazine to stop printing, go all-digital


NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Newsweek, the venerable US weekly current affairs magazine, will publish its final print edition on Dec 31 and move to an all-digital format early next year.

Magazines and newspapers have struggled as readers have gone online or to their tablets and e-readers to get their news.

"We are transitioning Newsweek, not saying goodbye to it," two top executives of the magazine's parent company said on Thursday.

The all-digital Newsweek will be called Newsweek Global and will be a single, worldwide edition, Ms Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of Newsweek Daily Beast Co, and Mr Baba Shetty, chief executive, wrote in a post on the Daily Beast website.