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Newsweek Gives Up On Presidential Election Special Reporting

November 14, 2011

No shock here given how Newsweek has slipped.

Every presidential election season, the magazine detached a small group of reporters from their daily jobs for a year to travel with the presidential candidates and document their every internal triumph and despair — all under the condition that none of it was to be printed until after the election.

Newsweek's election issue in 2008, containing the yearlong story of the Obama campaign.Newsweek’s election issue in 2008, containing the yearlong story of the Obama campaign.

Then two days after Election Day, the sum of their reporters’ work would appear in the magazine. But the ambitious undertaking, known inside the magazine simply as “the project,” is no more. Newsweek, bleeding red ink and searching for a fresh identity under new ownership, has decided the project would not go forward this election season.

 

2 Comments
  1. November 14, 2011 2:44 PM

    Except they skipped the deeper reporting I had hoped they would strive for.

  2. Solly permalink
    November 14, 2011 1:22 PM

    Looks like that Economist-Lite thang strategy isn’t working out so well. https://dekerivers.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/newsweek-starts-anew/

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