Newsweek announced it will cut its print magazine. Why? Well just look at the actual print magazine. It’s more like a fashion magazine where the advertisement outweighs the actual articles. Then add to that the articles appear to be geared to the short attention deficit crowd and little if any actual detailed information. They are tabloids in disguise. Now this is not just Newsweek but most magazines out there today.
I love printed material but I want something in them. I want something there. I want something I can go back to time and time again for reference or insight. Todays’ news magazines don’t do that. So why would I buy one when I can get my 80 seconds around the world online or during a quick look at the news screen in the airport?
I don’t know if it’s the editors or the journalist these days but something is failing. I stop buying Newsweek many years ago. I stopped buying USA today years ago for the same reason. Believe it or not people want real news, real information with some background and less opinion.