Who will think of the Gay-lo covers? Who? Newsweek kills its print edition

Oh, my. Newsweek is killing its print edition and will go all-digital.

We know; it is a surprise that Newsweek still sort of exists.

More from Newsweek’s Twitter feed.

Oh, our aching sides! It’s so cute that Newsweek thinks what it does is journalism! But, an important question remains: Who will think of the Gay-lo covers? Oh, the humanity! Twitter users react to the news as only they can.

Yes, but it was surely expected. A magazine cannot alienate a huge chunk of its customer base and expect to be successful. The partisan hack and femma-gogue extraordinaire Tina Brown just made it worse.

That it did. Gee, we wonder why?

With “writers” like the deplorable Michelle Goldberg, what more did they expect?

Ari Fleischer wonders if they will still have White House briefing room access.

And Sean Trende sums it all up.

Well, that and the fact that Newsweek is just awful. Some predict what the final cover will be.

And how will the all-digital version fare?



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  • http://www.sarainitalyblog.blogspot.com/ sarainitaly

    Wow, they lost their investment, big time.
    They should have bought a pack of gum instead.

  • GaryTheBrave

    One less POS publication the Postal Service must deliver. Maybe our postage rates will come down.

    • BeeKaaay

      less revenue for the PO, they gotta raise rates again….

  • Paul C.

    You can only lie for so long before people start dumping their subscription.

    • Mike Simpson

      Two years in the case of Tina Brown and Newsweek; four years in the case of BHO and the Presidency.

  • RightThinking1

    “We are transitioning Newsweek,…”
    What they might have said is, “We are going out of business because we can not distinguish a verb from a noun.”

    • Mike Simpson

      This is (was?) Newsweek, where every noun may be verbed.

    • HumorSmith

      RightThinking1 “We are transitioning Newsweek….” In this case, according to Merriam-Webster online, “transitioning” is an intransitive verb.

      • RightThinking1

        You are correct, of course, and while it might be rationalized on that basis, I think most style-conscious writers would avoid it. The more straightforward usage of ‘transition’ would be something like, “We are making a transition…”
        We ought to resist the ‘verbing’ of nouns, or as Calvin said, “The weirding of words”.
        Thanks for the reply.

  • http://twitter.com/Kramerica3 Cosmo

    Guess there aren’t enough liberals who read to support the print version. I predict it will be a blog in another couple years.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    Watch me not care. c:

    • Mike Simpson

      With apologies to Neil Diamond …
      “And no one cared at all; not even the [empty] chair.”

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    Liberals can read?

  • orringtonmom (D)

    so now i’ll have to go from not reading a magazine to not reading a website…. they are just trying to make me cry now.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    And, on the brighter side— it’s much easier to toss stuff down the memory blackhole if there’s no hardcopy!

    I’m certain that thought makes all the layoffs worthwhile, hmmm?

  • BeeKaaay

    Newsweak still exists?