Comments on: Reasons to buy Newsweek http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/05/reasons-to-buy-newsweek/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: troutlily http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/05/reasons-to-buy-newsweek/comment-page-1/#comment-14914 Tue, 18 May 2010 04:58:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3718#comment-14914 I’ve been a subscriber for years, and I just let my subscription lapse. I consider myself left-wing, but do not consider the magazine’s recent changes to represent my perspective (the lapse into a male-dominated sexism was quite disappointing). But I do agree that Newsweek had stopped meeting my needs for a review of the week’s news. I live outside the US, and used to be able to rely on Newsweek to keep me in touch with events back home. But since its makeover about a year ago, it stopped doing that. It had become more essay, personalities, commentary, career-building – the Beltway Voice. The quality of the work was largely quite good, but I did not pay for that kind of magazine. I had just picked up a copy of Time and the Economist to see which would be my new subscription, so this news does not surprise me. But I do miss the old Newsweek. There is still a market for a print news weekly; alas, Newsweek forgot how to be that.

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By: StanGahpa http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/05/reasons-to-buy-newsweek/comment-page-1/#comment-14655 Mon, 10 May 2010 13:50:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3718#comment-14655 I used to subscribe to Newsweek, but it became increasingly left wing. When it finally concluded, on the cover as I recall, that anyone who didn’t buy into the Global Warming theory with all their heart and soul was a “denier” and “flat earther,” I finally gave up.

If there was a news magazine out there that did what Newsweek used to do (i.e., provide more thoughtful, in-depth coverage of the week’s news events that wasn’t available for free online), I would definitely subscribe. I just don’t see that magazine out there.

Time, Newsweek, the Nation and so on are all leftist to some degree. The Weekly Standard, the National Review and so on all hang on the right wing. What happened to moderate journalism that tries extremely hard to employ more or less centrist journalists to produce more or less centrist news? It’s all been replaced by commentary dressing itself up as though it were news.

And the media wonder why people aren’t buying anymore?

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By: HBC http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/05/reasons-to-buy-newsweek/comment-page-1/#comment-14531 Thu, 06 May 2010 17:50:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3718#comment-14531 Never say die, folks. When they put a Desperate Newswife on Page Three things will really start to take off. People might then start buying it for the articles.

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/05/reasons-to-buy-newsweek/comment-page-1/#comment-14528 Thu, 06 May 2010 16:08:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3718#comment-14528 I also fear that Newsweek is toast. Felix, I believe you provided the link to Clay Shirky’s blog addressing this topic (http://www.shirky.com/weblog/2010/04/th e-collapse-of-complex-business-models/). The question is whether to believe what you say above, or to believe Clay. I vote for Clay.

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By: BigDaveDeluxe http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/05/reasons-to-buy-newsweek/comment-page-1/#comment-14517 Thu, 06 May 2010 12:46:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3718#comment-14517 Newsweek is done… The news cycle at present is real-time and Newsweek doesn’t report real news. Newsweek is an opinionated leftist rag and it needs to die a slow painful death.

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By: JoshFulton http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/05/reasons-to-buy-newsweek/comment-page-1/#comment-14508 Thu, 06 May 2010 05:10:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3718#comment-14508 Hi everyone,

I wrote an article you guys might be interested in. It’s about Dodd’s new financial regulation bill.

http://joshfulton.blogspot.com/2010/05/d odds-financial-reform-bill-is-black.html

Thanks. Hope things are going well.

Josh

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