Newsweek

  • IBT Media Buys Newsweek From IAC

    IBT Media Buys Newsweek From IAC

    I guess today is the day for announcing the sale of struggling media properties: IBT Media just said that it has reached an agreement to acquire Newsweek from IAC. Back in 2010, Newsweek merged with IAC-owned website The Daily Beast. (The magazine subseqeuntly ceased print publication and went digital-only.) However, earlier this year, IAC Chairman Barry Diller said that buying Newsweek was… Read More

  • In Paywalls We Trust: How The Magazine Industry Can Weather The Coming Digital Transition

    In Paywalls We Trust: How The Magazine Industry Can Weather The Coming Digital Transition

    Newsweek, the magazine that wasn’t U.S. News & World Report or Time, is going completely digital and will offer something called Newsweek Global in place of its international selection of paper tiles. Editor Tina Brown describes this move, which will take place at year’s end, as “embracing the future.” Read More

  • The Newsweek Daily Beast Will Make A Monstrous Combination

    After a series of on-again, off-again talks, Newsweek is merging with The Daily Beast, the IAC-owned online news site run by Tina Brown. The new joint venture will take the ungainly name of the Newsweek Daily Beast Company. Last August, the Washington Post Company sold Newsweek for $1, plus the assumption of $40 million in debt, to stereo tycoon Sydney Harman. Now Barry Diller is getting… Read More

  • Old Books Vs. New Books

    In round #856 of the Print vs. Web saga, Newsweek has come up with the above infographic/artifact. At least they didn’t call it “Old Books Vs. New Books.” While Nicholas Negroponte earlier this month claimed that the physical book would be dead in five years, the more generous folks at Newsweek still think that the book has some fight left. Putting forth such vague… Read More