There was a time when I subscribed to multiple weekly news magazines, such as Time, Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report. I enjoyed reading them. I enjoyed the quality of the writing, the depth of coverage, the quality images.
For awhile now, thought I haven’t subscribed to any weekly news magazine.
It’s wasn’t a decision of great deliberation, since it wasn’t as if I would be “going without the news”.
My thoughts went something like this:
- I find most of what I need online
- What I find online is free, if not ad free
- My sense of “need for depth of coverage” isn’t that great
- I subscribe to cable TV so I have ready access to real time news
But lately I’m finding the quality and depth of coverage and the convenience of “getting a good read” is not what it used to be.
Sure, I can read the news on a mobile device, but part of me tires of looking “at screens”. And, I’m getting a bit older to the process itself isn’t as easy as it once was. My eyes . . . well . . . they are asking for a change.
So, I’m giving thought of returning to reading at least one weekly news magazine.
Due to being a daily listener and oftimes contributor to Public Radio I’m leaning towards . . . (Come on all you NPR listeners, you know where I’m heading) . . . Newsweek.
Why Newsweek? Well, for one, it was always a decent read.
The other reason? It seems every time I subscribe/donate to my local public radio station one of the “incentives” tends to be a subscription to Newseek.
Which, by the way, suggests that – as weekly news magazines go – Newsweek may have some economic apreciation for reaching the type of people who not only listen to Public Radio but also contribute.
Sounds like smart business by a smart weekly news magazine.