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 April 12

Absolutely the Pitts; MTV's and Fox's Plastic-Surgery Shows Mess with Faces-And Heads
Byline: Marc Peyser Remember the good old days when TV networks copied each other without even trying to be creative? Now every rip-off comes with a twist, as in "How about 'Survivor' where all the challenges make you sick?" or "Let's do 'The Bachelor'...
A New Window on the War Room; Condi Rice Heads for the Hill as the Battle over Blame for 9/11 Is Joined
Byline: Michael Isikoff, With Daniel Klaidman and Tamara Lipper The grainy photograph rolled off the fax machine at the White House counsel's office last Monday morning, along with a scribbled note that smacked of blackmail. If the White House didn't...
Avoiding the Cross Hairs; Everyone in Iraq Has a Survival Strategy. Some Slink around, Trying to Keep a Low Profile. Others Favor Armor and Guns
Byline: Rod Nordland They live in hiding. They move around Baghdad by stealth. They sneak into and out of the country by gloom of night, and when challenged by strangers for their nationality, they're ready with a practiced lie. Asked where they...
Business: Getting a Beat on BMW
Byline: Keith Naughton In the image-conscious luxury-car business, BMW has always been the car to beat. The Ultimate Driving Machine doesn't sell the best, but it laps the competition when it comes to cachet. Now, though, BMW is catching a little...
Exclusive: New Questions about Saudi Money-And Bandar
Byline: Michael Isikoff A federal investigation into the bank accounts of the Saudi Embassy in Washington has identified more than $27 million in "suspicious" transactions--including hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to Muslim charities, and...
From Kosovo to Fallujah; America Went to War In-Well, Over-Kosovo Partly to Protect Muslims. America's Harvest of Gratitude Has Not Been Bountiful
Byline: George F. Will Last week's stomach-turning images from Fallujah--ecstatic children learning from adults the delights of creating and then mutilating corpses--were redundant reminders, but evidently necessary reminders, of how difficult it...
Has the War Made Us Safer? New Threats: Iraq Has Become a Savage Battleground-Part of the World's First Global Insurgency. Time Is Running Short to Fix That
Byline: Christopher Dickey and John Barry, With Gameela Ismail in Cairo A year ago this week, U.S. Marine Cpl. Edward Chin scaled the long arm of a tank-recovery vehicle to put a noose around the neck of Saddam Hussein's statue. Then he put an American...
Learning to Heal; from Rwanda to Rosewood, Fla., People Are Salving the Wounds of the Past. Our Contributing Editor Explores the Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
Byline: Ellis Cose, Adapted from "Bone to Pick: Of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation and Revenge" by Ellis Cose, to be published by Simon & Schuster. (c) 2004 by Ellis Cose. Ellis Cose can be contacted at ellis@elliscose.com. The 10th...
Mail Call; to Infinity and beyond with a Search Engine
Google users responded to our March 29 cover story with personal tales. One self-published author enthused that Google was the perfect way to "let others find me and my work." Another user explained how the search engine helped him diagnose his uncle's...
Meal Ticket: Easter Brunch
Because waffles and French toast don't come in Easter baskets, Tip Sheet teamed up with Zagat Survey to bring you these top spots for Sunday brunch. As of late last week, they were still taking bookings. But hurry! NEW YORK CITY Eleven Madison...
Money: Congrats!-Now Pay Up
Byline: Linda Stern Last week most anxious high schoolers found out whether they were accepted into the college of their choice. If your son or daughter got the fat envelope he or she was hoping for, there's probably been a big celebration in your...
Ms. Top Cop; Women Are Shattering the Once-Bulletproof Glass Ceiling at Some of the Nation's Toughest Urban Police Departments
Byline: Peg Tyre When Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino swore in his city's 38th police commissioner in early February, he followed tradition. As bagpipes played, the new top cop took an oath to serve and received a gold-plated badge. Menino's choice...
Newsmakers
Byline: Nicki Gostin The Rock Unlike Hulk Hogan, The Rock (a.k.a. Dwayne Douglas Johnson) has successfully gone from chewing up opponents to chewing the scenery, most recently in "Walking Tall." He spoke with NEWSWEEK's Nicki Gostin. I don't...
Party like It's 2004; Prince Is Back-With New Music and a Newfound Faith. Sure, He's Changed, but He's Still the Man
Byline: Lorraine Ali A technician is sound-checking the trademark purple guitar, and the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince is growing impatient. The 5-foot-2 singer adjusts the long poet sleeves of his white blouse, strokes...
Perspectives
Byline: Quotation sources from top to bottom: WPHT-AM, Associated Press, New York Daily News, Associated Press, Independent, Associated Press, The Washington Post, USA Today, FOX News, The Washington Post, Arizona Republic "He seems to be enjoying...
Politics as Usual Just Won't Cut It This Time; We Put a Man on the Moon; Surely We Can Hold an Election with Clear Ballots and Consistent Guidelines
Byline: Rose Lundblad, Lundblad lives in Huntington Beach, Calif. My earliest memory is of my mother casting her vote for president in 1956, when I was going on 3 years old. I remember holding her hand as we walked to the corner on a cold November...
Preachers and Porn; with Temptation Online, They Need Help Logging Off
Byline: Dirk Johnson and Hilary Shenfeld Alone in his study at a church in suburban Dallas, Pastor Bernie Anderson toiled on his sermon. Searching for the proper message for his Seventh-Day Adventist flock, the preacher turned to the computer. He...
Six Fixes for the Tax Mess; Sure, It's Complicated. but There's Something to Be Said for a Little Common Sense
Byline: Allan Sloan It's all too easy to get lost in the fine print when it comes to taxes--both when you're filling out your return, and when you're trying to separate fact from financial fiction in the ongoing political debate about taxes. Common...
The Best Ways to Beat Terror; Open Societies Will Have to Get Used to Some Invasions of Privacy. We Need Pre-Emption but against Individuals More Than States
Byline: Fareed Zakaria, Write the author at comments@fareedzakaria.com. Last week the British government foiled what it believed was the largest terrorist plot ever in that country. Police arrested eight men, and seized half a ton of ammonium nitrate,...
The Dark Road Ahead; Testing Time: The United States Cannot Afford to Fail in Iraq. but Its Enemies Seem to Be Multiplying
Byline: Rod Nordland, Melinda Liu and Scott Johnson, With John Barry, Daniel Klaidman, Tamara Lipper and Mark Hosenball in Washington and Gameela Ismail in Cairo, Graphic by Meredith Sadin The video sells for less than $1 at any market in Baghdad....
The Doctors' Orders; Rx for April: It's a Treacherous Lull, between Nomination and Convention. Democratic Spinmeisters Offer Kerry a Remedy
Byline: Howard Fineman, With Jamie Reno in California April can be a cruel month for presidential challengers. Wresting the White House from the other party isn't easy, and spring is a tricky defining time that can decide the race. Sen. John Kerry...
The Editor's Desk
Byline: Mark Whitaker Every year, our Wall Street editor, Allan Sloan, goes to his accountant on President's Day. This year, he had an epiphany as he learned just how many Jacksons and Grants he was shelling out in taxes. Although President Bush...
The Twelfth Book of Revelation; the Christian 'Left Behind' Series Combines Profits and Prophecy
Byline: Malcolm Jones, With Kristine Markwell in Spartanburg and Jamie Reno in San Diego Beverly Reynolds got to the Christian Supply Store in Spartanburg, S.C., at 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday. Along with 900 other fans, she was waiting in line to buy...
Why I Buy Only Mutual Funds; I'm the Anti-Swinger, and Refuse to Join the Latest Investing Fads. Nothing Beats the Performance over the Long Haul of a Boring Index Fund
Byline: Jane Bryant Quinn, Reporter associate: Temma Ehrenfeld If you believe the hype, mutual funds are oh-so- yesterday. They're boring, old-fashioned, meant for the masses--not for younger, cooler types. Those in the know pick their own stocks,...
Why Your Tax Cut Doesn't Add Up; Behind the Promises to Save You Money, a Hidden Agenda Is at Work, with a Stealth Tax to Pay for It All
Publisher correction: 20 April 2004 In our cover story about taxes, we wrote that $40,000 "is close to the mean income of all tax filers." We meant to say it was the median income of all tax filers. _____________ Byline: Allan Sloan, With Ari Berman,...