New York, N.Y. (AP) - Newsweek’s Last U.S. Print Edition will be its Dec. 31 Issue.
The decision does not come as a complete surprise.
The announcement of the change was made by Tina Brown, editor-in-chief and founder of The Newsweek Daily Beast Co., on The Daily Beast website Thursday, October 18.
Brown said that the online publication will be called "Newsweek Global" and will be a single, worldwide edition that requires a paid subscription.
The magazine, familiar to so many during its 80 years in print, will be available for tablets and online reading, with certain content available on The Daily Beast website.
Barry Diller, the head of the company that owns Newsweek, announced in July that the publication was examining its future as a weekly print magazine.
Diller said then that the brand was good around the world, but that producing a weekly news magazine in print form wasn’t easy.