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 January 15

A Great ' 06. Now for ' 07. Economists Expect Slower Growth in 2007, but No Recession. and Stocks Tend to Perform Well in the Third Year of Presidential Cycles
Byline: Jane Bryant Quinn (Reporter Associate: Temma Ehrenfeld) HOME VALUES SINKING. OIL PRICES SCARY. DEBT MOUNTAIN-HIGH. IRAQ AFIRE. Gotta sell stocks and crawl into a hole, right? Wrong, as it turned out. I just quoted some of the headlines of...
Beliefwatch: Bookish
Byline: Lisa Miller When Julie Sandorf's daughter, Sarah, was 3 years old, she came home from nursery school and declared: "Mommy, I don't want to be a Jewish, I want to be a Christian." These words sent Sandorf, an assimilated Jew with almost no...
Bones; I Admit It. My Diet Isn't Particularly Good, I Smoke, I Drink More Than I Should and I Hate Exercise. at Age 45, Can I Still Make Changes to Protect My Bones?
Byline: Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz Plenty of women share these challenges, but it's way too early to declare yourself a lost cause. After menopause, women are much more vulnerable to osteoporosis, a thinning of bones that leaves them susceptible...
Cancer; Now That I've Turned 50, My Doctor Is Telling Me I Need Regular Screenings for Cancer. What Should I Be Most Concerned about, and How Often Should I Get Tested?
Byline: Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz Let's start with the basics. Menopause doesn't cause cancer. It doesn't even increase your risk of getting cancer. But the levels of hormones in your body (what your body produces naturally, as well as...
Cheerleaders: The Trail of Cheers
Byline: Gretel C. Kovach and Arian Campo-Flores One photograph shows a cheerleaderin a risque pose, offering a glimpse of her panties. Another features a bikini-clad teen sharing a bottle of alcohol with a friend. Posted on MySpace.com, the girls...
Diet; I've Always Been Able to Lose Weight Fairly Quickly by Cutting Back on Sweets and Carbs and Working out More. That Still Works-But It's Much, Much Slower. Also, I Feel as If I Can Gain Weight Just by Looking at Food. Is It Me or Is It Menopause?
Byline: Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz Probably a little of both. Whether you've been a health nut or a couch potato, you're going to find menopause a challenge. Your metabolism slows down as you get older, so you will gain weight if you don't...
Exclusive: Arnold's Primary Plan
Byline: Karen Breslau The U.S. Constitution prevents Austria-born Arnold Schwarzenegger from running for president. But California's GOP governor, sworn in last week for a second term, still plans on influencing the 2008 election. Schwarzenegger...
Eyes; I've Been Wearing Contact Lenses since I Was 13, but Lately They Feel Uncomfortable. I'm Constantly Taking Them out, Cleaning Them and Reinserting Them. Why Are My Eyes So Dry and Irritated?
Byline: Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz Whether you wear contact lenses or not, dry eyes may be one of the first changes you notice around menopause. A decade ago many eye doctors dismissed complaints of dry eyes without much thought. But these...
Hagel Could Have a Shot; as Recently as Six Months Ago, Any Republican Who Didn't Back the President on the War in Iraq Was in Deep Trouble. but That Was Then
Byline: Jonathan Alter Let's try an elementary thought experiment for Republican Primary voters. It may help explain why it's far too early to tell what might happen in 2008, the first election since 1928 with no incumbent president or vice president...
Heart; My Doctor Says I Need to Watch My Cholesterol, Even Though I'm Only 47. I Thought Only Men Had to Be Concerned about Heart Disease. Does Menopause Change Things?
Byline: Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz If you're like many midlife 'women, you're probably more worried about breast cancer than heart disease at this point. Chances are you have more than one friend who is struggling with that devastating illness....
Hot Flashes and Hormones; Here's What You and Your Clinician Should Talk about before Deciding Whether to Take Estrogen
Byline: Joann E. Manson, M.D., Dr.Ph., and Shari S. Bassuk, Sc.D. (Manson and Bassuk are affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. They are the authors of "Hot Flashes, Hormones & Your Health" <I>(McGraw-Hill),</I>...
Hot Flashes; I Just Had My First Hot Flash, and It Was a Freaky Sensation. What Exactly Is Going on in My Body?
Byline: Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz More than three quarters of American women suffer from hot flashes during the menopause transition. This means, of course, that a lucky minority of women don't. Our question is: who are these women, and...
I Freed Myself When I Embraced My Locks; I Used to Hate My Natural Hair, but Going Back to My Roots Has Allowed Me to Appreciate My Beauty
Byline: Evette Collins (Collins lives in Chicago.) When I was a little girl, every day was a bad hair day. In the morning, my grandmother would wash my hair, then straighten it with a hot pressing comb, yanking my naturally thick, kinky hair, and...
In Scandal's Shadow; in a NEWSWEEK Exclusive, Reade Seligmann Details His Family's Anguish since That Infamous Lacrosse Party
Byline: Susannah Meadows Last April, Duke lacrosse star Reade Seligmann huddled with his dad at a Durham, N.C., law firm. A stripper hired to perform at a team party on March 13 claimed several players raped her. In a lineup, she'd identified three...
Iraq: Friends at War; for Most Members of Congress-As for Most Americans-The Iraq War Has Been an Abstraction, to Be Debated and Defended or Deplored, but Never Experienced in Any Real or Personal Sense. Only a Half Dozen or So Lawmakershave Children Who Have Served in Iraq
Byline: Jonathan Darman, Richard Wolffe and Evan Thomas (With Holly Bailey) War itself is a foreign concept to many solons of Capitol Hill; a small number--perhaps as few as 25 out of 535--have come under fire in combat. John McCain and Chuck Hagel...
Is Male Menopause Real? as Men Age, Testosterone Levels Decline, Which Can Lead to Lots of Problems
Byline: Daniel D. Federman, M.D., and Geoffrey A. Walford, M.D. (Federman and Walford are members of the faculty of Harvard Medical School. For more information on male menopause and men's health, go to health.harvard.edu/NEWSWEEK.) You're a guy...
MacArthur's Two Words; Saddam's Executioners Turned an Act of Justice into an Episode of Bloodthirsty Sectarianism. So It Accurately Expressed Iraq's Civic Culture
Byline: George F. Will awe (o), n. 1. Immediate and active fear; terror, dread. --Oxford English Dictionary Last week Americans were on the receiving end of a kind of shock and awe. The shock of recognition was delivered not by columns of...
Money: Pros and Cons of New Condos
Byline: Anna Kuchment (With Joan Raymond) Scott Arkills's newly built, two-bedroom condo in Cleveland is stocked with every urban amenity: floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic city views, granite kitchen countertops, gleaming hardwood floors,...
Mood; I'm Usually a Pretty Upbeat Person, but Lately I've Been Barking at Everyone I Know and Shifting from Neutral to Supercranky in Less Than Five Seconds. I Know I'm Being Unreasonable, but I Can't Seem to Help Myself
Byline: Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz While you might think everyone gets a little irritable (OK, bitchy) during menopause, research proves that menopause doesn't cause a major mood problem in most midlife women. While women are twice as likely...
Nap Time for Aging Boomers; It's Never Too Late to Start Living a Healthy Life. Our Harvard Doc on the Challenges of Growing Older
Byline: Simon is associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and author of "The No Sweat Exercise Plan" <I>(McGraw-Hill, 2006).</I> For more information, go to health.harvard.edu. Readers should consult a medical professional...
Newsmakers
Byline: Ramin Setoodeh Q&A: Renee Zellweger Zellweger's back with another British accent, as author Beatrix Potter in "Miss Potter." The actress spoke to Ramin Setoodeh. Did you gain any weight to play "Miss Potter"? A little bit. But...
Perspectives
Byline: Quotation sources: New York Times, AP, New York Times, CSTV.COM, AP (2), The Washington Post (2), Usa Today, Chicago Tribune "I accept ... in the spirit of partnership, not partisanship." Rep. Nancy Pelosi, on being elected the first...
Politics: A White House Shuffle
Byline: Mark Hosenball Intelligence insiders expect recent personnel shifts to strengthen the authority of the national intelligence director, the job Congress created to improve U.S. spy operations after September 11, 2001. Last week the White...
Sex; I've Heard That Sex Gets Better for Some Women during the Menopause Transition but Worse for Others. What Can I Do to Increase My Chances of Being in That First Category?
Byline: Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz Surprising as it seems, sex does get better for some women around menopause. They're more experienced and know what they like and are willing to ask for it. With children out of the house, they may have...
Sidestepping the 'Surge'
Byline: Howard Fineman (With Holly Bailey) Before Barack Obama was a senator, he opposed the war in Iraq. Now that he is one, he says that sending more troops would be "a mistake that compounds the president's original mistake." But don't expect...
Sleep; Lately, I've Been Having a Lot of Trouble Sleeping No Matter How Tired I Am. Is There a Connection between Menopause and Insomnia?
Byline: Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz Both age and menopause are conspiring to rob you of the sleep you need. Although you once enjoyed a solid eight hours a night, you may be so exhausted now that you would happily settle for a meager five...
Spycraft as Thespianage; Hollywood's Latest Forays into the Postwar Intelligence Community Get the Period Detail Right-And Miss the Point
Byline: Evan Thomas Moral ambiguity is the none-too-subtle point of two new movies about the creation of Pax Americana after World War II. In "The Good German," an antihero war correspondent (played by George Clooney) is caught up in a tangle of...
The Basics; Does Everyone Pass through the Same Menopause Milestones?
Byline: Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz Remember when you were 13 and your girlfriends shared their complaints of menstrual aches and pains with you? Around that time, you probably realized that not everyone's periods were the same. Some got...
The Devil Wears Swastikas; Norman Mailer's New Novel Is a Hitler-Family Saga, with Superstar Guests. Maybe Fiction Isn't His Real Calling after All
Byline: David Gates Last month the New York Times took note of the half-dozen pages of bibliography at the end of Norman Mailer's forthcoming "The Castle in the Forest," recalled recent novels similarly equipped and, with a spin of the Rolodex,...
The Editor's Desk
Byline: Jon Meacham In the Spring of 1986, Pat Wingert joined NEWSWEEK's Washington bureau after nearly a decade of reporting for two Chicago newspapers. Her first assignment was to work with a new writer in New York, Barbara Kantrowitz, on a...
The Final Hunt; Steve Irwin's Death Almost Derailed the Filming of Animal Planet's 'Ocean's Deadliest.' Then His Friends Decided to Finish It in His Memory
Byline: Devin Gordon From his hotel bed in Cairns, Australia, John Stainton stared at the ceiling and waited for sleep to take him. 1 a.m. ... 2 a.m. ... 3 a.m. ... But it never came. His best friend and filmmaking partner of 15 years, Steve Irwin,...
The Last Van Standing; Chrysler Is under Siege in the Minivan Market It Invented. It's Firing Back with a Line That Shatters the Soccer-Mom Stigma
Byline: Keith Naughton When Chrysler designer Ralph Gilles first became a family man, he wasn't ready to drive a dowdy minivan. So he pimped out a '99 Dodge Caravan with big wheels, dual racing stripes and a monster engine. "I thought, 'If I'm going...
The New Prime Time; Two of Our Writers Explain How the Years after 40 Are a Time for Critical Changes. an Exclusive Excerpt
Byline: Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz Not long ago, a fortysomething friend of ours stopped at a convenience store to pick up a sports drink for her 13-year-old son. As she was about to pay, she felt a sensation of intense heat throughout her...
We're Losing the Infowar; Insurgents Using Simple Cell-Phone Cameras, Laptop Editing Programs and the Web Are Beating the United States in the Fierce Battle for Iraqi Public Opinion
Byline: Scott Johnson (With Michael Hastings in Baghdad and Benjamin Sutherland in Treviso) For nearly four years, U.S. military officials have briefed the Baghdad press corps from behind an imposing wooden podium. No longer. Last week U.S. military...