Howard Fineman: Newsweek Is Dying, But Its Spirit Lives On. I agree with all of this, and not just because my time at Newsweek after the mid-2000s.
In its prime, which lasted an astonishingly long time — from the early 1960s to the mid-2000s — Newsweek was as innovative, eminent and influential as any news organization in America or the world. Not every week, every issue or every story, but overall.
The impact of a newsmagazine was cumulative and even glacial — measured in decades not years, weeks or daily news cycles. The game, at heart, was to comprehend vast, historical cultural and political changes before others did, and document them in detail.