By paulgillin | December 24, 2012 - 10:54 am - Posted in BusinessModel, NewMedia, R.I.P.

We’ve posted quite a few final covers and front pages over the last five years but this is one our favorite.

With Newsweek set to shut down its print operations today after a 79-year run, the magazine is going out with another of its famously provocative covers. This one shows a 1940s-era photo of the magazine’s logo towering over the Manhattan skyline juxtaposed with a hash tag that represents the 21st century forces that undermined it. It brilliantly contrasts the old- and new-media worlds, and it does it without passing judgement on either (Not everyone agrees with our opinion).

Newsweek isn’t going away. It will continue online and on tablets, with a new global edition planned for February. But the passing of the print edition marks the end of an era when millions of people got their perspective on the week’s news from the the troika of Newsweek, Time and U.S. News & World Report. Only Time is still in print today, and who knows how long that will last?

Tina Brown writes about the final issue, heaping gratitude on the staff.

Newsweek's Final Cover

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  1. December 29, 2012 @ 4:16 pm



    Another provocative cover from Newsweek. Like the Niall Ferguson one about Obama a few months ago and the mendacious essay behind it. They seem to be the last to recognize that their day is done. I started talking about that cover to my grown daughter shortly after it came out and realized after a while that I could have been talking about the best way to send a telegram. Not just irrelevant, but from another world, in a different language, incomprehensible. Good riddance, Newsweek.

    Posted by Mike