Newsweek, another victim of the Internet and the 24-hour news cycle, is giving up on its print edition
The news (HERE) that Newsweek will no longer publish a dead-trees edition should come as no surprise.
In this age of cable news networks and the World Wide Web, the hard news in any print magazine is relatively stale by the time it reaches your mailbox or the newsstand at your corner store.
But Ed Kilgore, among others, SAYS there’s still a future for printing news on paper:
Print media can and will survive fulfilling different market niches; maybe daily locally-focused news in some ad-rich markets; and deep-reporting and/or opinion journalism nationally. But the News Weekly, once an urgently needed product that helped keep the “brow” in “middle-brow,” can’t quite sustain itself as something you only read while cooling your heels at the doctor’s office.