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WTF is up with effin' Newsweek?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BTExpress, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    A few months ago they used " EFFIN' '" in a headline.

    This week's issue contains the headline, "WTF is up with SPF" in an infographic about sunscreen.

    Crossing the line? Anyone care anymore?
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    LMFAO!
     
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Online, or in print?
     
  4. copperpot

    copperpot Well-Known Member

    I think they're trying desperately to stay relevant. Not succeeding, IMO ... I got a gift subscription and don't remember the last time I really sat down and read it.
     
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Print.
     
  6. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    It's Twitter in print.

    Their new editor who has no name, but only a symbol, thought of it.
     
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    The artist formerly known as Prince?
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    ?
     
  9. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    The Internet is over and done for.

    The new thing is going to be the print version of the Internet.
     
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Newsweek is like Tiger Woods shilling for Buick. Nobody's buying it.
     
  11. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    Ditto. Every week I get an issue and it goes directly into the trash can. It has become too editorialized and opinion-based, and the non-editorial/opinion content is geared more towards online - I follow Newsweek on Twitter just for that part of the content. Otherwise, the magazine is a sad shell of what it once was.
     
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    When my sub expires, it's gone.
     
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