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Newsweek shutters print publication

A Newsweek magazine is viewed by a reade

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A Newsweek magazine is viewed by a reader on June 29, 2011 in Washington, DC from the July 4 and 11, 2011 double issue of "Newsweek" featuring a cover photo that shows a computer-generated image of Princess Diana walking with Kate Middleton to depict what she might have looked like on her fiftieth birthday on July 1, 2011.

Newsweek is ending its 80-year run as a weekly print magazine.

This morning the company announced it will become an online-only publication called Newsweek Global at the start of next year.

If you've already heard the news, chances are you read about it not in print, but online. Therein lies the problem. The magazine has struggled to maintain its relevance in this digital age.

Here with analysis is Jim Romenesko.


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