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RIP Newsweek

Tina Brown has announced that venerable but long-troubled Newsweek will cease publishing its print edition next year, going all-digital instead. After which it will quietly fade away, unless it has a business model nobody else in publishing has thought of yet. The digital destruction of print media continues, with nothing credible out there to replace the hard news coverage and investigative reporting essential to a democracy. There’s a direct correlation between the demise of print and the decline of our politics to its current level of dysfunction. Newsweek hasn’t been a player for some time, but its loss is further evidence of this depressing trend.