When was the last time you read a paper magazine?
I read on in the Doctor’s Office Waiting Room last week…


Newsweek, the U.S. weekly news magazine that’s been in publication since 1933, today announced it would be going all-digital beginning in early 2013. The last print version will be the December 31, 2012 edition, and the company will rename its publication “Newsweek Global” when it goes digital-only, targeted web and app delivery.

In a memo from Newsweek editor Tina Brown and new CEO Baba Shetty, the news was framed in the light of Newsweek’s merger two years ago with The Daily Beast, which the memo notes now attracts over 15 million unique visitors per month, with 70 percent growth coming in the last year. It cites a flagging print advertising environment as the cause of a lot of Newsweek’s troubles, and points out that rapid growth of a digital audience found through Apple, Kindle, Zinio and Nook’s digital magazine platforms is making it clear what path it should take.


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