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. 16, October 19

Betty Goes Back to the Future
The taste of the 1950s returns in a new edition of a beloved cookbook Betty crocker may be only a trademark, but she gets up to 100,000 calls and letters from consumers a year, and for the last decade many have been showing signs of a kind of culinary...
Bill and Hillary's Long, Hot Summer
It was 1974. She was fighting Nixon; he was fighting for himself. Their odyssey from idealistic Watergate crusaders to impeachment targets. On a friday afternoon in early january 1974,Hillary Rodham was summoned into the drab office of John Doar,...
Family Affair: Birthday Party from Hell
Few events are as emotionally loaded as a family reunion--even the happiest families must traverse a minefield of ambivalence. Even so, the fireworks generated by the family gathering in The Celebration are unusually explosive. At a lavish country...
Foul Trouble Visits the Land of Jordan
Will labor strife kill the basketball season? Major league baseball is rightfully celebrating a historic season. But even the happiest of World Series remains an anniversary of the game's darkest hour. It is just four years since a strike ended...
Foul Trouble Visits the Land of Jordan
Will labor strife kill the basketball season? Major league baseball is rightfully celebrating a historic season. But even the happiest of World Series remains an anniversary of the game's darkest hour. It is just four years since a strike ended...
Fun! Fearless! Furby!
The latest electronic toy pal has holiday buzz, multiple personalities-- and lots of fur Life in the toy business is not without its drama. Ask Lana Simon, a staffer at Tiger Toys. Planning to do a little afterhours product testing recently, she...
Going with the Flow
Can watching birds flock help humans beat morning gridlock? Ever since the first roman commuter said to his wife, "Gotta hit the road early. This Ides of March traffic is gonna be murder," man has tried in vain to get around without bumping into...
He's Already Flunked
What can 'good news' for Clinton mean when he failed the test of presidential credibility? About a week ago, a few days before the anticlimactic preliminary vote on impeachment, there was a small flurry of weekend news, boldly leaked out of the...
"It Is in the Hands of Congress and the People of This Country-Ultimately in the Hands of God. There Is Nothing I Can Do."
President Clinton, on the House vote to begin an impeachment inquiry "This is not about sex. This is not about lying about sex.It is, rather, when under oath does one lie about sex." Pennsylvania Republican George Gekas, who voted to proceed with...
Laughter and Tears
Two angles on the power of the human spirit There are tear-jerkers, and there are laugh-jerkers. Holy Man gets its laughs and The Mighty pumps its tears from the same place, our bleeding hearts. Eddie Murphy is G., an L.A. guru who strides the roads...
Letters
Spin Cycle your cover asks, "how low can it go?" (national affairs, Sept. 28). That depends on how low the media plan to take it. As I see it, the less the media print about the whole Clinton affair, or rather the more tastefully the media write about...
Locked and Loaded
NATO reaches agreement on forcing a Serb withdrawal. But who would fill a power vacuum? The dirt road on the edge of the Drenica region of Kosovo has seen it all in the last two weeks. Heavy Yugoslav tanks chewed it up, civilians fled their burning...
Looking for a '00 Buick? You Won't Have Long to Wait
It's that time of year again. The air grows crisp, apples ripen, footballs fly--and on car lots across the country, the new fall models go on sale. This year brings the '99 lineup--the century's last--and it includes some widely anticipated new wheels....
One Step Forward
Talk of a 'new spirit' and return of an old hawk Making history isn't always enough. Yasir Arafat and Benjamin Netanyahu have suddenly begun demolishing all sorts of precedents. But can they break the Mideast deadlock? The two men had virtually...
Shunned at Berkeley
He protected his best friend instead of saving the life of a young girl. Now, he's a pariah on campus. He travels around the campus shadowed by a plainclothes policeman. He avoids major gathering spots. Everywhere he goes, from the elevator of his...
So What's the Score?
Don't wait for a doctor; assess your own health. I'm a 164. that means nothing to you now. But it's a revelation almost as personal as my salary. The number is my score, out of 200 possible points, on a health quiz. I'm way ahead of the 137 average...
The Best Boys of Summer
Early Wynn? No Goose Gossage? Get ready for a real history debate: The Sporting News has dared to rank the top 100 baseball players ever. When i was a kid and baseball was king, my friends and I whiled away the days, weeks and years discussing the...
The Buck Is Bruised
So is another big hedge fund. What's going on? Ok, you may not like it. but you can at least understand why the U.S. stock market is getting hammered by far-off financial problems. If Indonesians are poorer, they'll buy less Coke and fewer of those...
The Consummate Insider
Clark Clifford, counselor and cold warrior, dies at 91 For about four decades, the rit-ual was the same. Anxious politicians and businessmen in times of crisis would enter the dark-paneled office overlooking the White House. The elegantly dressed,...
The Ghosts of Slavery
Toni Morrison's novel gets the epic treatment Nearly three hours long, filled with marvels and longueurs, the poetic and the pedestrian, Jonathan Demme's adaptation of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning Beloved is a bold and frustratingly uneven...
The Gray Men Are Creeping Back
By Bill Powell and Owen Matthews Nearly everyone with reformist credentials has left the new government They were the sounds of anage that seems more distant than it really is, and they could be heard all over Moscow last week. They came from...
The Gray Men Are Creeping Back
By Bill Powell and Owen Matthews Nearly everyone with reformist credentials has left the new government They were the sounds of anage that seems more distant than it really is, and they could be heard all over Moscow last week. They came from...
The Lewinsky Legacy
Nixon turned a generation against authority. This scandal is just turning our stomachs. Not long ago, my 9-year-old nephew and 9-year-old daughter prepared a skit for a family holiday. In a perfect Southern accent, my nephew said: "I did not have...
The Loss of Confidence
Rising nationalism collides with retreating global finance. The result: less control, more fear. Donald tsang, a dapper man who favors bow ties, is no bomb thrower. He routinely extols the virtues of free markets, and as the chief economic official...
The New Impeachment War
The tone and the times are different from Watergate, but the stakes are the same. Bill and hillary clinton knew that they would lose the vote, that the House would decide to launch an impeachment inquiry. Still, they were doing what life had taught...
The New Impeachment War
The tone and the times are different from Watergate, but the stakes are the same. Bill and hillary clinton knew that they would lose the vote, that the House would decide to launch an impeachment inquiry. Still, they were doing what life had taught...
The Scandal Last Time
With its burglars, bugs and dirty tricks, Watergate was a graver time. A primer on Nixon's fall. It was obviously never just the "third-rate burglary attempt" that Richard Nixon's White House first maintained. Within days evidence tied the burglars...
To Be a Guinea Pig
You may find the cure you need by joining a clinical trial. But the odds are long and the risks high. The timing could not have been crueler. Four years ago, the very week her only sister died of breast cancer, Amy Applebaum learned that she, too,...
Tracking Terror
By Gregory L. Vistica and Daniel Klaidman Inside the FBI and CIA's joint battle to roll up Osama bin Laden's international network The nerve center of the war on terrorism isn't a fancy affair. On the ground floor of CIA headquarters in Langley,...
Tracking Terror
By Gregory L. Vistica and Daniel Klaidman Inside the FBI and CIA's joint battle to roll up Osama bin Laden's international network The nerve center of the war on terrorism isn't a fancy affair. On the ground floor of CIA headquarters in Langley,...
TV Turns Vertical
Television is now dominated by a handful of giants that can do almost everything all by themselves. It's called vertical integration, and it's boffo for the companies. But is it bad for viewers? Corporate-merger mavens love to talk about synergy,...
What It's like Being a Serb
Once, we were tolerant at home and welcomed abroad. Now we're seen as ambassadors of evil. It's embarrassing being a serb these days. when i venture out of my ever-shrinking homeland, it gets harder and harder to hold my head high. Early this year...
With Friends like These
One's an ex-governor; the other owns the 49ers. Was there a shakedown, a sellout--or both? Until last week, edwin edwards, the memorable former four-term Louisiana governor, and Edward DeBartolo Jr., the wealthy owner of the San Francisco 49ers,...
www.Apply-Here.Com
More and more students are hunting for college online; schools don't always see this as progress It's crunch time for julie shama. Like thousands of high-school seniors, she faces college-application deadlines in the next month. Julie's counselor...