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A timely piece from the New York Times that may affect/interest some of you. I just let my Newsweek subscription expire last month. I had been getting the magazine, off-and-on, since high school.* But I’ve found that I rarely read it cover-to-cover since much of the magazine is material I’ve already read in various forms. Plus, with most of the columns available on-line, why spend the money? Sounds like they’re making an effort to shore up their subscriber base before it’s too late.

* Yes, I was a gigantic geek even in high school.

Newsweek Plans Makeover to Fit a Smaller Audience

Newsweek is about to begin a major change in its identity, with a new design, a much smaller and, it hopes, more affluent readership, and some shifts in content. The venerable newsweekly’s ingrained role of obligatory coverage of the week’s big events will be abandoned once and for all, executives say.

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