Newsweek Subscriptions

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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Newsweek is one of the most relevant news magazines published in the United States. Published weekly out of New York City, Newsweek dedicates itself to "hard news." It covers global and domestic politics, finances, arts, business and technology. It strives to break the big stories, identify social, economic and political trends, and provide compelling, award-winning journalism.

Of the big three, Time, Newsweek and US News and World Reports, Newsweek is considered the most liberal. In terms of sales, it has always played second fiddle to Time, but nonetheless has a fiercely loyal following. In fact, though its circulation has never surpassed that of Time, there are cycles in which Newsweek generates more ad revenue than does its main competitor.

Newsweek was founded in 1933, at which time it called itself "News Week." In 1961 it was purchased by The Washington Post company. Today, however, Newsweek is owned by General Electric, which also owns NBC, CNBC and MSNBC.

Newsweek: Global Impact

Worldwide, Newsweek boasts 24 million readers. According to its press packet, Newsweek is the most honored and award winning news weekly on the planet, receiving over 1,200 awards in the last 20 years alone for editorial content, photography and layout design. Underscoring its commitment to global news, it features, of course, the US edition, but also a European edition, which is distributed throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa edition; an Asian edition, with special language editions distributed in Japan, Korea and China; a Latin American edition; and an Australian/New Zealand edition.

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