Saturday, October 20, 2012

NEWSWEEK Will Go All-Digital

In what must be considered a fairly significant development, Newsweek announced this week that it will publish only online, beginning in 2013. Once a mainstay of home delivery and news stands, it will now be distributed via iPad, Kindle, and Nook (and, presumably, other such avenues).

Of course, leading magazines and newspapers have had online (in addition to printed) editions for many years already, but I believe this is the first of our "major" periodicals to go all-digital. Yet again, we must reflect carefully on an apparent trend in the publishing industry.