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"If We Don't Have Something Original To Say, We Won't" --Bye, Bye, Newsweek?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Ben_Hecht, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/09/business/media/09newsweek.html?_r=1&ref=media
     
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Re: Bye, Bye, Newsweek

    Your coverage strategy intrigues me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
     
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Bye, Bye, Newsweek

    I'll check out the changes on my next dentist's visit.
     
  4. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Re: Bye, Bye, Newsweek

    So, the magazine will be physically smaller, have less big event coverage, less space for news and the price will double for subscribers.
    And Newsweek's leadership thinks that is the way to go.
    So here's the question: As an industry, are we all retarded?
     
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    We, the workers? No. We, the management that gets paid bonuses to think of this shit? Yes.
     
  6. GlenQuagmire

    GlenQuagmire Active Member

    As journalists, we're supposed to find a unique angle for a story.

    Instead, little to nothing on news of world-wide interest in this magazine because the reporters found nothing "original." (here's a thought: find someone who can.)

    As for the future product, lessen the quality and number of stories. But expect people to pay more?

    No reputable industy follows such a business model. Why cover anything concerning Obama? Nothing original there.

    Someone, please just pull the trigger. Too few people with any influence have any original idea to turn this industry around.

    With this type of leadership, there is little hope for the future.
     
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The "conventional wisdom", indeed.
     
  8. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    No idea what they're thinking here. I get both the Atlantic and Newsweek, and if Newsweek does this, I'm guessing I'd drop it. I mean, do they want to lessen their circulation?
     
  9. kleeda

    kleeda Active Member

    I dropped USNWR last year because it was getting flimsy. 25 year subscriber and done.
     
  10. Jon Meacham is the biggest ass in American magazines.
    There simply is nobody close to him.
     
  11. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    I can't remember ever "loving" Newsweek, and the proposed changes make me like it even less.

    Fail.
     
  12. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    Longtime subscriber. I doubt I continue either.
     
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