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. 9, August 31

America Goes on Guard
The home front: The threat of terrorism is real. But the country is far from defenseless. The american peo- ple need to know ... we will be targeted," declared national- security adviser Sandy Berger last week. But cops across the land already were...
A Pileup of Problems
Gore's future: The vice president has to contend with Clinton's weaknesses, and his own. Most Americans would not want to be held responsible for the sexual misconduct of their bosses, and luckily for Al Gore, they don't seem inclined to hold the vice...
At Long Last, Love
Courtney and Hole are back with 'Celebrity Skin.' The big surprise? It won't offend anybody. As an ardent courtney love detractor, I've followed her doings with a bizarre fascination slightly less than that of a stalker. Courtney has a 10-page Versace...
A Writer's Long Shot Comes In
Steven Crist buys the struggling Racing Form It was one of those semi-witty slumming expeditions favored by members of the college humor magazine The Harvard Lampoon. They'd flee the spires of Cambridge for the nether regions of Revere, Mass., to join...
Bombing Backlash
Horrified by the Omagh attack, old enemies unite in the push for peace--and hatred for the Real IRA As a champion of militant Irish nationalism, Bernadette Sands-McKevitt has built on the legend of her famous brother, Bobby Sands, who died during a...
Bugged by Y2K?
Investors wonder what to do about their stocks, just in case the millennium bites Is this an asteroid or what? will it crash into the planet or burn out before impact? No, not President Clinton's Monica story, but the other favorite focus of incendiary...
California's Space Race
Will small classes save the state's failing schools? Pam marton should be mad as hell. The principal of the Community School in Los Angeles has just lost the school library, most of the playground and even a bathroom. Not good for an elementary school...
Click Your Way to Discounts
Product promotions and other incentives hit the Net. If you've ever clipped a coupon or licked a Green Stamp, you'll be happy to know that old-fashioned freebies have survived the Internet revolution. If you're addicted to frequent-flier points, a company...
Collateral Damage
Firing range: In an extraordinary week of high stakes and low moments, Bill Clinton battled both Kenneth Starr and foreign terror. The furious reaction to his sex-scandal speech raised new questions about his ability to lead. With a single word, the...
Contagious Clintonitis
The disorder of Clinton's foreign policy is proportional to that of his glandular life Bill clinton desperately wants to--needs to--seem presidential. The problem is, he isn't. Every public sighting of him is now filtered through images of him in the...
Department ofWarp Drive and Wormholes
The geeks are getting impatient. Here we are practically in the 21st century, and human beings have never been to another planet. We've never accelerated to unimaginable speeds, warped space-time or manipulated gravity. And that's not good enough for...
Extracting A Confession
Telling details: The inside story of how Starr's subpoena and the semen-stained dress cornered the president and forced him to admit--sort of--his sexual misadventures Clinton had put it off as long as possible, but with the grand jury awaiting his...
How to Pull Strings
Learning to play guitar: Does a computer beat a tutor? Eric clapton makes it look easy, but learning to play guitar isn't so simple. Computer software stores stock almost a dozen how-to CD-ROMs in the $50 range, about the price of an hour and a half...
In a Hurry-Up Offense
Pressure: Starr himself has come under investigation Bill Clinton's address last Monday night sent one unmistakable signal: the president's assault against Ken Starr is far from over. And why not? Even after the president's admission that he lied about...
"In Fact, It Was Wrong."
President Clinton, acknowledging in a nationally televised address that he had a relationship that "was not appropriate" with the then 21-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky "When I see you wearing this tie I'll know that I am close to your...
Keeping Faith in a Storm
Inside the family: A counselor to the Clintons tells of their struggle--and their love. I arrived at the white House shortly after 10:30 Sunday night. Hillary and I had spoken by phone and she said that Chelsea wanted to see me. I was concerned that...
Ms. Hill Gives a Lesson
In her solo turn, the ex-Fugee sings from the heart Lauryn hill is a little angry.Angry at rappers who sample too much '70s music. Angry at people who suggested she not have her baby. Mad at men who mistreat the women in their lives. Now she's made...
'Our Target Was Terror'
Striking back: Risking a wider struggle with Islamic radicals, Clinton hits targets in Afghanistan and Sudan. U.S. intelligence is unusually strong, but will the attacks do any good? They called it operation infinite Reach. To keep it a secret, the...
Suddenly, Next Summer
Forget fall. Here's what Hollywood's planning for the dog days of 1999. This is a summer-movie pre-view--and, yes, we know that summer's over. It's next summer we're thinking of. Sure, there are still nine months to slog through, but winter can wait...
The Betrayal
Lost ideals: Aides who defended him are being called dupes, and supporters now wonder if they cared more about Clinton's agenda than he did. My worst morning in the Clinton campaign bunker was April 5, 1992--the day we had to deal with Clinton's induction...
The Globe Scrapes off Barnicle Mess
It was going so well for Boston Globe editor Matthew Storin. In 1995--two years into his tenure--the paper broke a decadelong dry spell and won the first of three consecutive Pulitzers. Then came 1998: "hideous," in the words of one reporter. First there...
Why Hillary Still Holds On
Family business: The Clintons' relationship has always been about more than matters of the heart. Now the First Lady bears the burden of the bargain she made, while Chelsea is the bridge between her parents. She was 21 years old then, and full of a...