Saturday, July 06, 2013
The Cover Of The First Issue Of Newsweek
The cover of the first issue of Newsweek.
The magazine, for its first issue, rounded up all the usual suspects: Roosevelt, Van Papen, Hitler, Stalin, Molotov . . . the biggies of the time.
In a way, it was sad to witness first the decline and then the demise of Newsweek . . . but the fields of journalism and publishing have been unable to attract talent in the U.S. since the decade of the 1970s. One result of the precipitous decline in talent entering journalism and publishing is that their products became first unprofitable, then unmarketable and finally unsaleable.
It was all tediously predictable.