Once one of America’s top magazines, Newsweek is about to disappear from the news stands and go digital. The final print edition will be on sale on Monday.
The publication that provided weekly news analysis for generations is to be renamed Newsweek Global and will only be available on line to subscribers through e-readers on the web, mobile devices and tablets.
Newsweek began in 1933 and at its peak boasted a circulation of 3.3 million. It grew to be the second-largest weekly in the US, behind Time magazine.
But its sales have dropped dramatically in competition with today’s modern world of 24/7 rolling news coverage.
The transition to digital-only content comes after a merger with the opinion website ‘The Daily Beast’ which today attracts 19 million visitors per month.