Comments on: Why keep Newsweek on life support? http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/18/why-keep-newsweek-on-life-support/ 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: saiena http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/18/why-keep-newsweek-on-life-support/comment-page-1/#comment-44037 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:51:19 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19037#comment-44037 Excellent piece. I would love to hear you elaborate on your statement that “in an online world where nothing is more than a click away, Newsweek content isn’t more valuable than anything else”. Such an elaboration might be worthy of an entire book.

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By: saiena http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/18/why-keep-newsweek-on-life-support/comment-page-1/#comment-44016 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 17:55:54 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19037#comment-44016 Excellent piece. I would love to hear you elaborate on your statement that “in an online world where nothing is more than a click away, Newsweek content isn’t more valuable than anything else”. Such an elaboration might be worthy of an entire book.

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By: dhjdhj http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/18/why-keep-newsweek-on-life-support/comment-page-1/#comment-44013 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 17:14:42 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19037#comment-44013 Maybe they actually believed their last cover article “Heaven is Real” !

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By: Brett__ http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/18/why-keep-newsweek-on-life-support/comment-page-1/#comment-44008 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:47:47 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19037#comment-44008 I’m not sure how merging it into the Daily Beast is supposed to help, since the DB was a huge money loser before its merger as well (it was losing on the order of $30 million a year, if I remember the reports right).

The only people making good money on web news are the gossip sites/blogs and the aggregators. Take that as you will.

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By: saiena http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/18/why-keep-newsweek-on-life-support/comment-page-1/#comment-44004 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:45:02 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19037#comment-44004 Excellent piece. I would love to hear you elaborate on your statement that “in an online world where nothing is more than a click away, Newsweek content isn’t more valuable than anything else”. Such an elaboration might be worthy of an entire book.

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By: Reuters_12 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/18/why-keep-newsweek-on-life-support/comment-page-1/#comment-44003 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:31:15 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19037#comment-44003 Don’t hate me for plagiarizing myself, but the point needs to be made repeatedly that the cost of information has been dropping for hundreds of years. Certain news tycoons, perhaps misled by the futurists of a decade or more ago, keep trying to reverse that trend.

Thanks for telling me what happened to “Newsweek.” I used to work as a marketer, and they were one of the titles I marketed. I haven’t kept up with them in years.

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