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The Daily Beast and the Week’s News

Medacity linked to an item in The Daily Beast that was printed – I mean electronically published – several days ago. It concerns The Daily Beast property, Newsweek. I didn’t even know that Newsweek was part of The Daily Beast. For slow people like me, the history was briefly recounted.

Four years ago we launched The Daily Beast. Two years later, we merged our business with the iconic Newsweek magazine—which The Washington Post Company had sold to Dr. Sidney Harman. Since the merger, both The Daily Beast and Newsweek have continued to post and publish distinctive journalism and have demonstrated explosive online growth in the process.

But what does online growth mean to Newsweek, the long-standing print publication? After December 31, everything.

Newsweek will transition to an all-digital format in early 2013. As part of this transition, the last print edition in the United States will be our Dec. 31 issue.

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