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In our judgment, we have reached a tipping point at which we can most efficiently and effectively reach our readers in all-digital format. This was not the case just two years ago. It will increasingly be the case in the years ahead.

It is important that we underscore what this digital transition means and, as importantly, what it does not. We are transitioning Newsweek, not saying goodbye to it. We remain committed to Newsweek and to the journalism that it represents. This decision is not about the quality of the brand or the journalism—that is as powerful as ever. It is about the challenging economics of print publishing and distribution.

Statement from Tina Brown, editor-in-chief and founder of The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, on the decision to move to an all-digital format.

(via newsweek)

"It’d go off the newsstands in a week if they printed the real truth … [like] a plain picture … a tramp vomiting, man, in the sewer.

And next door to the picture, Mr. Rockefeller … Just make some kind of collage, which they don’t do.

There’s no ideas at Time magazine.”

Dylan heckles Time reporter Horace Judson and rants about the magazine

I was watching Cameron Crowe’s PJ20 earlier today and there is a segment in there an excerpt from this interview is shown. 

Reminded me of my previous post and how much of a struggle it is for these magazines to stay relevant and maintain some sense of integrity in today’s world. The blurry line between their sense of authority and propaganda is highlighted and amplified each time an issue come out. 

Of course, Bob figured this out about 50 years ago in 1965. 


the politics of choice?

The finished cover usually indicates and informs us a lot about the society its being released into. 

There has been so much attention and controversy on the choice of covers recently, with the choices that Time have made. This is what Jon Stewart had to say about Time.

I think its great that Newsweek have released this to give us an insight into what needs to be rejected to release something.

Unfortunately, as we’re learning, this process does not always get it right.

Welcome to our first edition of the Newsweek also-rans, a brand new nwk tumblr feature from our friends in the art department!

Here’s Dirk Barnett, Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s Creative Director:

Every week we produce anywhere from 10-20 different cover ideas until we settle on what works best or as the story develops, so at the end of each week we wind up with a proverbial wastebasket full of scrapped concepts. 

The week’s cover, “The Politics of Sex,” is a perfect example to kick this off. These directions are a combination of ideas generated in-house and commissions to various illustrators, designers, studios, ad agencies, etc. This week, we tapped the creative minds at ad agency Hill Holiday and the design studio Dress Code, as well as renowned book designer Rodrigo Corral. Take a look at what’s left on our cutting room floor this week. Enjoy!

Here’s the cover that made newsstands this week. Which of the also-rans is your favorite?

[Design credits, from top left: Dress Code, Dress Code, Hill Holiday, Hill Holiday, Hill Holiday, Rodrigo Corral, Rodrigo Corral]


paxamericana: Just going through the archives of Time magazine’s poor cover choices. 

(via interwebs)

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