a US news magazine published each week in New York. It contains articles on politics, science, society, culture and other subjects. It was first published in 1933 and is now owned by the Washington Post. In 2003, the magazine had more than 3 million readers in the US.
* * *U.S. weekly newsmagazine, published in New York City.Founded (as News-Week) in 1933 by Thomas J.C. Martyn, a former editor of Time, it merged with Today magazine in 1937. It initially offered a rather drab survey of the news with columns of analysis. After World War II it grew livelier, especially after its purchase by Philip Graham, publisher of The Washington Post, in 1961. It has a strong reputation for accurate, brisk, and vivid reporting and, like Time, presents news in terse summary form, organized by departments.
* * *▪ American magazineweekly newsmagazine published in New York City, one of the highly influential “big three” of American (United States) newsweeklies. It was founded in 1933 by Thomas J.C. Martyn, a former foreign-news editor of Time, as News-Week. It borrowed the general format of Time (founded 1923), as did Raymond Moley's Today magazine—with which News-Week merged in 1937, removing the hyphen from its name. The early Newsweek offered a rather drab survey of the week's news with signed columns of analysis. After World War II it grew livelier, and it became even more so after its purchase in 1961 by Washington Post publisher Philip L. Graham. By the start of the 21st century, Newsweek, like its rival Time, had retreated somewhat from hard news, infusing its issues with more celebrity and consumer-oriented coverage. Still, Newsweek has a strong reputation for accurate, brisk, and vivid reporting of news events and for the care it exercises to report objectively. Like Time, it presents all the news in terse summary form, organized by departments and giving careful attention to the arts and sciences, business, religion, and sports.
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