A curious thing is happening with news. The news headlines are delivered instantly, as they happen, by the internet and 24×7 television. Therefore newspapers have to provide context and colour and background and analysis to the news that has already been reported hours ago. This used to be the job the newsweekly magazines not too long ago.
So what can magazines now do to stay in the running?
“I would argue that the information explosion now is so tumultuous and so varied, that people actually need a guide, they need a trusted guide, someone to help sort out the wheat from the chaff,” says Time magazine editor Richard Stengel. “We need to do it in new ways, and we need to do it with a point of view and great reporting and great writing.”
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