After nearly 80 years and 160 volumes we will soon being saying so long to the print edition of Newsweek (ISSN 0028-9604, OCLC 1760328).
The first issue of Newsweek appeared on February 17, 1933.
From The Daily Beast:
We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Newsweek will transition to an all-digital format in early 2013. As part of this transition, the last print edition in the United States will be our Dec. 31 issue.
Meanwhile, Newsweek will expand its rapidly growing tablet and online presence, as well as its successful global partnerships and events business.
Newsweek Global, as the all-digital publication will be named, will be a single, worldwide edition targeted for a highly mobile, opinion-leading audience who want to learn about world events in a sophisticated context. Newsweek Global will be supported by paid subscription and will be available through e-readers for both tablet and the Web, with select content available on The Daily Beast.
Read the Complete Statement by Tina Brown (Editor in Chief) and Baba Shetty (President of the Newsweek/Daily Beast Company).
The decision by IAC/InterActiveCorp chairman Barry Diller, owner of the publication, marks the end of an era for one of the country’s most venerable newsweeklies, one that has been losing money for several years.