Newsweekly Magazines

Newsweeklies, or weekly news magazines, were a staple of the news ecosystem throughout most of the 20th century, holding a place in the news cycle between daily reporting and the more in-depth analysis and opinion writing of monthly general interest or political opinion magazines. The idea of the newsweekly originated in England in the middle of the 19th century. The format generally summarizes the week’s news, sometimes adding analysis or interpretation. The goal was to help busy news consumers understand what was most important by digesting the week’s events. The magazines also do their own news gathering and did so increasingly over time.

While news magazines were a dominant cultural force for the second half of the 20th century, particularly in the United States, their relevance ...

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