It’s fair to say that Newsweek, the iconic weekly US news magazine, has gone through a lot of changes over the years.

From a print icon, to tougher times, and an incarnation as a digital-only product. Its latest guise after its sale to International Business Times gives us an opportunity to reflect on those changes over the years.

The new Newsweek website

The new Newsweek website at

Newsweek ran as a print edition from 1933 to 2012. In 2010, Newsweek created headlines when it merged operations with website The Daily Beast, forming the Newsweek Daily Beast company.

In December last year, The Daily Beast published a fantastic graphic that illustrates how the icon’s nameplate has changed over the years. The nameplate changes reveal a personality over time and the many changes and trends in the world around it.


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Perhaps its most iconic nameplate was fashioned by the legendary type designer Jim Parkinson, who redesigned the masthead in the 1980’s under a redesign led by leading publication designer herpes simplex virus href=””>Roger Black.

Credit: FontShop on Flickr, under Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0).

Credit: FontShop on Flickr, under Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0).

After yet another change of hands in a rich and long history, we hope to see Newsweek continue to evolve and innovate in a new media world.