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 September 13

A Case Not Yet Closed; Turn the Page: In a New Book, Sen. Bob Graham Examines the Embers of 9/11
Byline: Michael Isikoff In the summer of 2002, congressional investigators probing the September 11 terror attacks made a startling discovery. A college professor and longtime FBI informant in San Diego had dealt extensively with two of the 9/11...
A Great Adventure in the Shadow of War; as I Explored Castles and Listened to Oompah Music, Germans Came to Terms with Their Brutal Past
Byline: Mary Helen Dirkx (Dirkx lives in Duncanville, Texas.) In 1964-65, as the 20-month-long Auschwitz trial was coming to a close, I was a 14-year-old girl boarding at the dormitory of Frankfurt American High. I was 200 kilometers south of my...
A Rapturous Return; It's Been a Rocky 10 Years since Anita Baker's Last CD-And a Rocky Few Years before It. Where's She Been So Long?
Byline: Allison Samuels When Anita Baker vanished from the music charts and the public's view a decade ago, the sound of R&B was already changing from the lush love ballads that made her 1986 album "Rapture" a multiplatinum hit to what we know...
A Vision, and Little Else; President Bush Mocked Press Reports, but If He Really Thinks That Iraq Today Looks like Germany in 1946, He's in for a Rude Surprise
Byline: Fareed Zakaria (Write the author at comments@fareedzakaria.com.) The Democrats could take a lesson or two from George W. Bush. The president gave a superb speech accepting the Republican nomination. He has come to deliver formal speeches...
Bill's New Bridge; the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock Stunningly Evokes the 'Bridge to the 21st Century' He Envisioned. and Guess Who Kept Tweaking the Design?
Byline: Cathleen McGuigan (Graphic by John Sparks) As former president Bill Clinton was facing heart surgery in a New York hospital last week, workers were busy finishing up his presidential library in Little Rock, set to open Nov. 18. The stunning...
Classified Info: Springing a Leak
Byline: Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff One measure of how seriously the Feds are pursuing an investigation into whether a Pentagon analyst leaked secret information to a pro-Israel lobbying group is the fact that FBI agents showed up unannounced...
Fashion: Starting to Walk Tall
Byline: Elise Soukup And you think it's hard for you to find jeans. Sisters Jennifer Caputo and Rebecca Caputo Carreras are both 6 feet tall. And thin. So the "big-and-tall" label just doesn't apply. "For a while, we wore a lot of men's jeans,"...
How to Fix the Pension Mess; by Law, Pension Plans Are Allowed to 'Assume' That Stock Prices Are Rising, Even When They Aren't! (Don't Ask Me; I Just Write about This Stuff.)
Byline: Jane Bryant Quinn (Reported by Temma Ehrenfeld and Barney Gimbel) Oops, we've done it again--drilled a blast hole into the bedrock of workers' financial security. In the mid-1980s, a laissez-faire Congress let the savings-and-loan industry...
In the Three Pennsylvanias; the State May Be for Bush a 'Crucial' State That Really Isn't. Perhaps He Will Carry It Only If He Does Not Need To-Only If He Is Surging Nationally
Byline: George F. Will Pittsburgh--re-ordained in Manhattan, George W. Bush headed for his 34th presidential visit to Pennsylvania. Tony Podesta dourly says Bush cabinet members are so thick on the Pennsylvania ground, "He could have a quorum for...
It's Camp Chardonnay
Byline: Tara Weingarten It's fall harvest in Napa Valley. Workers slice ripe, heavy grape clusters off the vines. They taste a grape or two, pronounce them sweet, wield the knife and toss the cluster over their heads into a bucket strapped onto...
I Want a Movie! Now! for Those Who Can't Wait, Netflix and TiVo Have an Idea
Byline: Brad Stone Netflix and TiVo ushered in an age of couch-potato bliss. Netflix lets its customers browse through its huge movie catalog on the Web and rent DVDs through the mail without having to worry about late fees. TiVo lets people digitally...
Newsmakers
Byline: Hilary Shenfeld, Sean Smith, Brian Braiker Q&A: Jeremy Piven Jeremy Piven earned rave reviews as a hard-charging Hollywood agent in HBO's "Entourage," and now he's to star in "Lucky 13," a movie about the cutthroat world of bar mitzvahs....
Past the Boiling Point; 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Is Just the Beginning. Brace Yourself for the Explosion of Left-Leaning Documentaries
Byline: David Ansen If talk radio and Fox TV are the preferred media of the right, film has emerged this year as the left's not-so-secret weapon. There's never been an election in which political documentaries played a significant role--until now....
Perspectives
Byline: Quotation Sources From Top To Bottom, Left To Right: Associated Press, People Magazine, The Washington Post, Reuters, Miami Herald, New York Times, Reuters, MSNBC, Reuters (2), Associated Press(2) "I've never seen a hurricane of this magnitude."...
Round Table: Experts Weigh In
How much is too much? How do you say no? Are we teaching our kids everything they need to become kind, self-sufficient adults? These are questions that keep parents up at night. We asked a panel of experts--who between them have raised 17 children--how...
Taking Aim at Our Enemies; Fresh Clip: The Convention Was a Test Run for New Technologies to Secure the Homeland
Byline: Michael Hirsh (With Eve Conant in Washington) For a year and a half, A.T. Smith lived, ate and slept the ultimate security nightmare. On Sept. 2, 2004, the president of the United States would speak in the middle of Madison Square Garden....
Tending to the Flock; Soul Man: A White House Aide Keeps Faith with the Faithful
Byline: Melinda Henneberger So how do social conservatives really feel about the largely moderate face of the GOP convention? Just fine, thanks. In fact, the endless talking-head debates over whether they are furious, middling mad or only slightly...
The Editor's Desk
Byline: Mark Whitaker Sometimes we know we're on to a great story by the length of time we spend discussing it in our weekly Wednesday cover meeting. Several months ago, Senior Editor David Noonan pitched a project on "Generation Excess"--about...
The Power of No; It's an Unanticipated Legacy of the Affluent '90S: Parents Who Can't, or Won't, Set Limits. Now a Growing Number of Psychologists Are Warning of the Dangers of Overindulgence and Teaching How-And Where-To Draw the Line
***** CORRECTION: In "The Power Of No" we misspelled the surname of a young woman we interviewed. Her name is Jenn Andrlik, not Andrlick. NEWSWEEK regrets the error. ***** Byline: Peg Tyre, Julie Scelfo and Barbara Kantrowitz (With Catharine...
The Real Cost of 'Ownership'; Bush's Plan Is Great Marketing: Show the Goodies but Not the Price Tag. the Bill? That Will Come Later-Or Maybe Get Sent to Your Kids
Byline: Allan Sloan (Sloan is NEWSWEEK's Wall Street editor. His e-mail is sloan@panix.com.) By now, if the Republicans did their job right, the term "ownership society" is still rattling around inside your head. It sure sounded great when President...
Why He Might Stay
Byline: Michael Hirsh with Richard Wolffe For nearly two years, the settled wisdom in Washington has been that Colin Powell would never stick around for a second Bush term. The secretary of State, who began his tenure as the most popular and prestigious...