Newsweek is a weekly American magazine headquartered in New York City. In the U.S., the magazine has been published since 2014 also again as a print edition, after the last printed edition was published there the end of 2012 was still only available online. The expenditure for the UK and the international edition are printed until 2013, and then converted to "digital -only", but should be available from 2014 as printed version again.



Newsweek was founded by former TIME editor Thomas JC Martyn as News - Week. The first issue was published on 17 February 1933.

In 1961, Newsweek was purchased by the Washington Post Company, which they resold in August 2010 for the symbolic price of one dollar to the U.S. industrialist Sidney Harman. Harman, founder of high-end components manufacturer Harman / Kardon, took over for the debts of the magazine.

In November 2010 it was announced that Newsweek merged with politics, opinion and entertainment site The Daily Beast. Editor in Chief for both editorial has since Tina Brown, who had already led the editors of The Daily Beast and is also the founder of the website. Chief Executive Officer ( CEO) is the current president of The Daily Beast Stephen Colvin.

The new company was called The Newsweek Daily Beast Company. It was equal parts Sidney Harman († 2011) and the Interactive Corp., is owned by the media mogul Barry Diller. Following the death of Harman 's share was passed on to his family, which stopped the financial support for the loss-making magazine.

Last published four English editions with a total circulation of about 4 million copies. Lay on the American market, " Newsweek " with a circulation of 3.1 million behind "TIME" and before " U.S. News & World Report " on the middle rank of the " big three ", the opinion- news magazines. In addition to appearing for the American market edition there were three variants of the " Newsweek International ", " Atlantic " (Europe, Africa, Middle East ), "Latin America" ​​and "Pacific ".

For financial reasons presented Newsweek 's U.S. print edition December 31, 2012 and since then there is limited to electronic media. In the ten years before the rest of the magazine for more than four to one and a half million copies had fallen and dropped the advertising revenue. The change was accompanied by a downsizing. In the UK and Europe appeared to 2013 to continue the print edition of the magazine.

In August 2013 Interactive Corp. Newsweek sold to the online media company IBT Media, which includes amongst others, the International Business Times belongs.

Relaunch 2014

In autumn 2013, the new editor in chief Jim Impoco explained that early 2014 would reappear a U.S. printing. In March 2014 Newsweek came again in the USA printed on the market. The first issue was the attempt of a coup as a cover story: A reporter wanted the identity of the inventor of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, who reveals. The cover story came under considerable criticism, it is very unlikely that the person referred to is actually the inventor of Bitcoin.

Licensed editions

License editions of " Newsweek " appear in Japanese (since 1986), Korean (1991 ), Spanish ( for Latin America, since 1996 ), Arabic (2000) and Turkish ( 2008). Since 2001, Axel Springer Verlag publishes a Polish license edition, June 2004 to October 2010 a Russian called Russky Newsweek.

In Russia, it was already the second attempt for " Newsweek "; , edited in cooperation with the magazine Itogi version appeared already 1996. 2001 they came to a halt, as Vladimir Gusinsky, whose media empire counted them, had fallen out of favor with the Kremlin and thus his company was smashed. In terms of content, such as scientific articles contain the new planetary system. In May 2005 came "Newsweek" quite involuntarily into the world of talk: In a report on Guantánamo was alleged that there had been desecrated the Koran by he had been flushed down the toilet to move prisoners to make statements. In the Muslim world, particularly in Afghanistan, it came on the report of riots; thereby found at the 20 people to death. "Newsweek" pulled within one week the report only partially, then all the way back because the alleged internal government source had made a relativization of their statements. The U.S. government criticized "Newsweek" sharp, "The report had serious consequences. People have lost their lives, "said a spokesman for the U.S. presidential office. Meanwhile supports the International Committee of the Red Cross ( ICRC), the Newsweek report and reported on statements by prisoners against the delegates of the committee that in 2002 and 2003, the Koran had been vilified by the American military. An investigation found a total of seven cases in which security guards or questioning persons, and fifteen cases in which inmates treated the Koran for Muslims in an inappropriate form.