The print edition of Newsweek, one of the popular weekly magazines in America, will end on December 31, 2012. The announcement was made by the current editor-in-chief Tina Brown via a blog post on Thursday morning October 18, 2012.
Newsweek’s first print edition was published on February 17, 1933. In 2013, the magazine will celebrate its 80th anniversary. According to wikipedia.org, the magazine has a total of 1,527,156 circulations from around the world in 2012. The magazine print editions serve 12 different International languages.
As the magazine will transform into digital format, the company will change from an old name Newsweek into a new name Newsweek Global. According to Brown's post, there will be only one digital edition and this will serve all readers from around the world.
The digital format will be available for readers thru several types of devices. Those devices include (a) e-readers such as Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook; (b) tablets such as the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, or Microsoft Surface; (c) through PC desktop or laptop; and (d) via smartphones such as Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy III.
Users must pay a monthly subscription that will range from $2.99 per month, or $24.99 per year.
(Image: Newsweek digital format)