Oliver Willis

No Really, The Weekly Newsmagazine Is Dead

This week Newsweek magazine features Haley Barbour as a possible presidential candidate. Barbour, of course, noted today that he’s not running.

A magazine is a perfectly good vehicle for good, long-form journalism and opinion, but it is a crappy place to break news of any sort in the modern world. Time and Newsweek belong to an era that has passed, and is unlikely to return.