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Ad Age: Eulogy For 'Newsweek'

Advertising Age's Simon Dumenco briefly eulogizes Newsweek, which just published its last print edition ever. Check out the shot of the amazingly historic first cover, published in 1933 and featuring photos of Stalin, FDR and Nazi soldiers. As Dumenco suggests, for more perspective read the pub's own oral history, compiled by Andrew Romano.  It's long -- we only checked out the first page -- but there's fascinating stuff here, as with this quote summing up the magazine before it was bought by Phil and Katherine Graham: "Newsweek was a shambles. The whole staff was shot through with drunks, incompetents, and hacks."

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