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5.0

Quick and balanced look at the worls - every week

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from Jacksonville, FL

Comments about Newsweek Magazine:

I love Newsweek, most hotels like Hilton or Marriott have it in their lobbies to take. It is a good airplane read, fair and balaced lots of details but not so much that you cannot finish on a two hour flight. I love the winners and losers secton (Conventional wisdom).

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best news magazine out there

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from Barrington, IL

Comments about Newsweek Magazine:

This is the best news magazine out there. I recently renewed my subscription, paying only twenty dollars for an entire year subscription. The variety of articles is wide and the subject matter covered is always of interest to me. I feel I have become more knowledgable since I started reading it.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not any fun anymore.

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from Bethlehem, PA

Comments about Newsweek Magazine:

I used to like Newsweek, so I finally subscribed.  They keep sending it to me even though I never paid them for a renewal.  It goes straight in the trash.  The quality of the writing has gone down and they've forgotten how to write a balanced piece.  I've given up!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Intelligent Blending of Views

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from Chicagoland, IL

Comments about Newsweek Magazine:

I have subscribed to **Newsweek** magazine for years.  I look forward to its arrival every Monday (*sometimes Tuesday and occasionally Wednesday*) and I read it from cover to cover.  Newsweek's strength is that it covers a wide range of topics, current events and cultural trends.  This is not a magazine that seeks to reinforce what you already believe.  Newsweek always challenges me to reevaluate and support my positions by featuring in-depth reports with varied viewpoints. The cover story is always a big deal because it usually tackles the biggest story of the week.  However, there are times when the cover story may not be about a news item at all, but may feature a topic that is intriguing but so far not well known.  This award-winning magazine has featured religion, gender, pain, and cosmology as well as its bread-and-butter political and news stories.

My favorite columnists are Fareed Zakaria for his expertise on international affairs; Jonathan Alter for his take on politics; Anna Quindlen for her liberal, compassionate viewpoints; and George Will for his intelligent commentary with a conservative point of view.  Whether I agree with them or not, these veteran journalists always keep me challenged and informed.

My favorite regular features include **Conventional Wisdom**, which is a snapshot of hot stories.  I enjoy **Periscope**'s tidbit articles on just about every subject, and of course, the cartoons and sound bites found in **Perspectives**.  Finally, I enjoy both "**Letters**" and "**My Turn**" because they take the pulse of everyday readers who have something important to add to the public discourse.

To me, this blending of views is why Newsweek excels.  Every week, there is something sure to stimulate, challenge, and educate. 

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

No more Newsweek for me

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from North Salt Lake, UT

Comments about Newsweek Magazine:

I was a Newsweek subscriber for 20 years, couldn't live without it.  But when they changed there format, it lost all it's edge and interest.  You can hardly tell the difference between the ads and the articles.  I recently received an email from Newsweek asking my "valued" opinion as a "former Newsweek subscriber", it turned out to be an ad for a Newsweek book club, that was the last straw!  I hope to be a 20 year subscriber to TIME!

 
4.0

Yes Rush there is such a thing as Fair and Balanced media cover

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from Aurora, IL

Comments about Newsweek Magazine:

***Bottom-Line***: **Newsweek**, together with other written and visual media keep my household informed on the issues that directly affect me and mine.  Might I subject you take a look...

Without question, the most anticipated magazine that arrives in our mailbox every Monday afternoon is **Newsweek**.  My wife has been a long-time subscriber of the magazine, and I do read it myself from time to time.   Because **Newsweek** weighs in on a wide ranging selection of current events and cultural trends, it is definitely not the magazine of choice for single-minded purists who only wish to read about one subject, a lone point of view, or who require every page to be in-depth, hard news reporting.  No, **Newsweek** is more suited to those who are interested in an all-encompassing format of current events and societal trends, ranging from international terrorism, to U.S. politicians, to steroids in professional sports, to political summits in *Paris*, France, to the cell phone of uber-celebrity Paris Hilton. 

**Magazine Format**

Over the past several years, **Newsweek** has undergone periodic cosmetic changes to its format, but the bone structure of the magazine has remained consistently intact.  The cover photo is generally an intriguing picture of the hottest story of the week.  However, on many occasions, the cover story may not be something everyone is already talking about, but rather, one that should get everyone talking.  Intriguing examples of these types of cover stories include: *Visions of Heaven, Babies and Autism, The Myth of the Perfect Mother, *and *Anxiety & the Brain*, to name but a few. 

**Favorite Columnists**

Wordsmith, and conservative columnist, George Will, provides a stimulating *"Last Word"* column (better dust off that thesaurus) on a variety of subjects, from history to sports to politics.  Although his politics are much farther right-leaning than mine, I always take the time to read his point of view.  Although he can be maddeningly tight-fisted at times, he is also intelligent and thought provoking, and I respect and value the quality of his viewpoint in public discourse.

On the other side of the equation, columnist Anna Quindlen alternates with Will and can be counted on to offer a more liberal point of view on political and civic issues of the day.  She is an equally formidable talent who provides a "Last Word" essay which is beautifully written, intelligent, and guaranteed to provoke discussion, regardless of whether or not you agree with her at first blush. 

In the same way, Jonathan Alter and Fareed Zakaria are two veteran journalists who are credible, independent voices in the magazine.  They both are knowledgeable about their subject matter, and attempt to analyze a situation based more on facts than on a political point of view.  Zakaria, in particular, appears to actively listen to people and encourage questions and opinions (his email address is always posted at the end of his column) before taking a stand on a situation. 

**My Viewpoint **

Far from being a Liberal rag-sheet wherein only one side of a particular argument are presented, **Newsweek** offers reader a fair and balanced look into some of the most vexing issue of the day across a broad spectrum of subject matters.  **Newsweek**, together with other written and visual media keep my household informed on the issues that directly affect me and mine.  Might I subject you take a look...

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Weekly News at a Low Subscription Price

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from Houston, TX

Comments about Newsweek Magazine:

**Newsweek** is a popular weekly publication that features up to date articles on important current events, arts and entertainment, business, etc. It's the second most popular news- related magazine in the United States (right after Time), with circulation of approximately 3.2 million. **Magazine Commentary:** Newsweek is a fairly good news magazine. For those who choose their news magazine based on its political slant, Newsweek will probably satisfy the moderates. Unlike Time (which caters to the left- leaning individuals) and U.S. News and World Report (which caters to the right- leaning individuals), Newsweek straddles the middle political ground, with articles from both liberal and conservative viewpoints. One thing that bothers me about Newsweek is that the stories are usually a little too brief. I realize that Newsweek has to keep the stories short, in order to squeeze as many as possible into each issue. But I wish they were a little more in- depth. For example, some of George Will's "The Last Word" articles cover some very complex issues. Yet, this item is only allowed a single page. Will only has time and space to scrape the surface of his featured topic. He usually does a commendable job in tackling a tough issue, but he really needs more space. I subscribe to Newsweek, but I have found that I really don't get as much out of it as I had hoped. When I get each issue, I open it up, read a few quotes from the "Perspectives" department, and then skim through the rest of the magazine for any other featured news article that sounds interesting. More often than not, I only find a few articles that are worth reading. The main reason that I chose to subscribe to Newsweek is because of the dirt- cheap price that I was offered to subscribe. This is one of the advantages of Newsweek. It is often very easy to find special rates at price levels much lower than those of other news weeklies.

**Bottom Line Viewpoint:**

Newsweek is a decent magazine overall. It's not one of my *favorite* magazines by any stretch of the imagination, and I could never justify paying the high cover price to read it. But it's just as good, if not better than, the other well- known news magazines. For that reason, I give Newsweek a marginal thumbs- up.

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