Newsweek

Newsweek is a weekly news magazine covering current events and politics in America. Newsweek magazine is published by Newsweek, Inc. and is headquartered in New York, N.Y. It has been published since 1933 and is currently owned by Sidney Harman. Newsweek covers national news and is the second largest weekly news magazine in the United States, behind Time Magazine. Newsweek was founded in 1933 as News-Week by Thomas J.C. Martyn, a former foreign Time magazine editor. At that time, the magazine cost 10 cents a copy and $4 per year. The name changed to Newsweek in 1937 and it merged with Raymond Moley's weekly magazine, Today. Moley was a member of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Brain Trust" and to distinguish itself from its competition, Time, which had a similar format, Newsweek carved a reputation for itself as being more liberal and serious in tone. It was the first to assign writer by-lines for its editorial columns. The Washington Post Company bought the magazine in 1961 and its liberal publisher, Katharine Graham, continued to set the publication apart from its two main competitors (Time and U.S. News & World Report). Starting in 2008, the company went through massive restructuring and suffered a reported 50 percent in subscriber rate loss in one year and $28 million in revenue in 2009. The magazine was sold to stereo pioneer Sidney Harman, who is husband to California Congresswoman Jane Harman, in August 2010. Newsweek's editor Jon Meacham's resignation from the magazine coincided with the sale. 52 percent of the readership are men and 47 percent are women. The average age of readers is 52 and 88 percent have either attended or graduated from college. The average personal income of its readers is $99,792.In the 1950s, Newsweek became a leader in in-depth reporting of racial diversity and in the 1960s, under then-editor Osborn Elliott, it became a voice for advocacy journalism, where subjective political positions are countebalanced with facts. In August 1976, Newsweek reported that federal investigators had enough evidence to prove that former Teamsters Union boss James Hoffa was strangled to death July 30, 1974, the day he disappeared outside a suburban Detroit restaurant. The article further reported that the murder was planned and executed outside Michigan. In 1998, Newsweek killed a story about White House intern Monica Lewinsky's sexual relationship with President Bill Clinton. The story broke on news aggregate website, the Drudge Report, which reported that Newsweek's reporter, Michael Isikoff, had gathered enough evidence from sources to publish the story and name Lewinsky, when at the last minute the magazine decided to pull it. Newsweek eventually published the story after the Drudge Report made it public. The magazine is reknowned for its investigative war reporting, most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan. Daniel Klaidman is the Managing Editor.

Articles from Vol. 132, No. 12, September 21

A Scary Look at Love: Stephen King Reinvents the Gothic Romance
Stephen king is the richest man in town. OK, the town is Bangor, Maine (population: 33,000), but most writers would have trouble being the richest in a town of two. And how many could afford to build a $1 million ball field for the Little League, or...
'Done with the Skinny Girl Thing' Putting Comedy Aside, Roseanne Tries Talk
Do not be fooled by the care-fully coifed woman in billowing mauve and purple silk. She may have littered the set of her new talk show with homespun touches like a wooden porch swing and a sunny kitchen. But beneath the made-for-TV domestic bliss of...
Hello, out There! the NewScience of Astrobiology
On his shelf at work, Kenneth Nealson has a hunk of stratified rock from the Australian desert. The red and gray layered boulder looks to be nothing more than a pretty paperweight. But to Nealson, a microbiologist working for the National Aeronautics...
How Strong Is Starr's Case?
The Prosecutor: With a missionary's zeal, Starr has uncovered reams of evidence about sex and lies. The question now is whether it will be enough to impeach Clinton. As bill clinton faced the grand jury, via video hookup from the White House on Aug....
I Have Sinned
I don't think there is a fancy way to say that It is important to me that everybody who has been hurt know that the sorrow I feel is genuine - first and most important my family, also my friends, my staff, my cabinet, Monica Lewinsky and her family,...
In the Eye of the Storm
The First Lady: In public, Hillary is standing by her husband. But in private, she's angry and hurt. Hillary Clinton was not about to be told what to do. The First Lady's friends were livid last Wednesday at anonymous press leaks from White House officials...
Mom, What's Oral Sex?
The Home Front: Suddenly, the news is X-rated. How to handle your children's questions about the Clinton scandal. You can keep your kids away from X-rated movies, but there's no way to avoid the X-rated escapades in the White House. It's on the TV and...
Music Is Good Medicine
Whether you've had heart surgery or a bad day at the office, some soothing sounds may help. Things don't come easily to Matteo, a 4-year-old New Yorker with brown bangs and a cowboy bandanna. Afflicted by cerebral palsy, he moves awkwardly. He thinks...
No Harmless Dirty Joke
Yes, we often fail to live up to our standards, but that should not be a pretext for trashing them It's as if we in washington--all of us: the pro- and anti-Clintons, the media, the social twits, the congressmen and their multitudinous hatcheries of...
Northwest Passage: White House Muscle Breaks a Logjam
Bruce lindsey has always been the most trusted White House consigliere, the go-to guy for putting fires out swiftly--and discreetly. In recent months, he's been spending most of his time in the Monicagate bunker. But last week he was back in his familiar...
Spinning out of Sinning
Shameless yet compelling, Bill Clinton talked his way into trouble. Can he talk his way out? Live by the word; die by it. Bill Clinton got mostly A's in school, but one elementary-school teacher put on his report card: "Talks too much in class." His...
Starr vs. Clinton: The Bottom Line
The independent counsel's report mapped out 11 possible grounds for the impeachment of the president. On Saturday, the president's lawyers fired back with an angry refutation of the charges. Starr's allegations, and a summary of the White House response:...
'The Battle of the Sexes'
Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs was a national spectacle in 1973. Here, the winner looks back. Billie jean king was carried into the Astrodome on a feathered Egyptian litter borne by bare-chested hunks. Bobby Riggs entered on a Chinese rickshaw hauled...
The Brave New World of Sex Selection
HENRY VIII didn't know much about biology. He went through six wives back in the 1500s, looking for one who could bear him a son. Scientists now know that it's the father's sperm, not the mother's egg, that determines whether a baby is a boy or a girl....
The Good Daughter
As the child of immigrants, I'm torn between my parents' dreams and my own The moment I walked into the dry-cleaning store, I knew the woman behind the counter was from Korea, like my parents. To show her that we shared a heritage, and possibly get...
The 'High Crimes' Riddle
The Fine Print: So just what are 'high crimes and misdemeanors'? Whatever Congress--and the rest of us--think. A primer. Gerald ford had it right. In 1970 the then GOP congressman said that "an impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House...
The Spy Who Got In
Yevgeny Primakov is an old foe of the West, and he doesn't know much about global economics. But he's not a bad choice for prime minister. He was born yona Finkelstein, a Jewish identity he lost as a child. When he worked for the Soviet KGB, he counted...
The Starr Report
Presenting the Case: The independent counsel's 445-page report details a relationship and its complicated aftermath INTRODUCTION As required by Section 595(c) of Title 28 of the United States Code, the Office of the Independent Counsel ... hereby submits...
The Starr Report: GROUNDS for Impeachment
There is Substantial and Credible Information that President Clinton Committed Acts that May Constitute Grounds for an Impeachment I. There is substantial and credible information that President Clinton lied under oath as a defendant in Jones v. Clinton...
The White House Rebuttal
TThe Starr Report is all about sex, says the President's legal team. Its purpose: to damage Bill Clinton. Introduction On May 31, 1998, the spokesman for Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr declared that the Office's Monica Lewinsky investigation...
The Windows Get Dirty
New charges--and delay--in the Microsoft case Presidents and lawyers. a widen- ing investigation, damning depositions, hardening grudges. No, not that battle. We're talking about Microsoft's long-running antitrust fight with the government. It gets...
Why He'll Try to Fight to the End
In the Bunker: Clinton is at his best when his worst catches up with him. I know; I've watched him rise from the dead before. But this time, even if he endures, he won't really recover. The article arrived by fax. it was january 1992, just weeks before...