Newsweek's new look

Newsweek's new look

There are 8 comments on the Editors Weblog story from Apr 21, 2009, titled Newsweek's new look. In it, Editors Weblog reports that:

The Financial Times has reported that Newsweek magazine is in the midst of a face-lift in a bid to claw back profits and reposition itself as a relevant news source.

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Ann Arbor, MI

#1 May 21, 2009
This new look looks like a Women's magazine.
I liked the clear organization of the old Newsweek. Now I can't tell which pages are advertising and which are the articles. Reminds me of the "New Coke". Klunk. I'm out...
Merlyn Huguet

Wilmington, DE

#2 May 21, 2009
I recived the new NEWSWEEK today, and all that I can say is. What VISTA did for APPLE, the new NEWSWEEK will do for TIME! I hope that they will change back before its too late...

Thomasville, NC

#3 May 22, 2009
The type fonts are too small for easy reading, and several of the pages had blurred during the printing process. This is NOT a positive change for readability. I'll hold judgment on the content....but if they don't adjust some of the very basic design flaws I will not be renewing my subscription.
Eva Shoener

Raleigh, NC

#4 Jun 11, 2009
I'm a long time subscriber and the "new look" is terrible. The font is too small, departments are poorly headed and difficult to find, the articles are all very serious, there is almost no lightness or general interest. I no long look forward to receiving the magazine.

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jun 12, 2009
I'm kind of in the same camp as everyone else here. I understand what they were trying to do in making the magazine a little more serious. I don't fault them for that. And I really like the series of essays that are now included.

But...the print is too damn small; even for these relatively young eyes. If I have to strain to read the magazine, I won't be reading it for that long. I'm not saying that they need to go to a font size like Foreign Affairs -- though that would be great. But they have to get that print bigger. If there's one reason, above all others, that people will stop reading the magazine, that would be it.

Lafayette, CA

#6 Jun 23, 2009
I second all of the above. Dry. boring and impossible to read. I guess it's a cost savings, no photos! The font is distracting, too light and too small. Most brands don't reposition without some warning! If only they had kept at least part of the old format and tried their "new" Newsweek "heavy" for only part of the magazine. This is truly a failure.

“I own a mansion & a yacht”

Since: Jul 08

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jul 2, 2009
sounds also like the new "pamphlet" look of Idiotday. Ah, the day when another liberal rag goes bust can't come soon enough. I do pray to Jesus that Les Payne, Ellis Henican and that washed up hag at Newsweek (can't remember her name) end up needing food stamps.


#8 Aug 19, 2009
What have they done? The new Newsweek is incredibly ugly. The type font is too small and ressembles the ads. The articles are dry and what, no pictures? Newsweek was well known for its great photographers and captured some of the most important events of our time. Now the pictures that are left are amateurish at best.
I'll switch to Time.

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