A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 14, 2012
Newsweak (Newsweek nickname)

Newsweek is a weekly news magazine that began in 1933 and is located in New York City. In November 2010, Newsweek merged with the website The Daily Beast.

The obvious Newsweek nickname of Newsweek has been cited in print since at least 1981. A 1987 citation (below) indicates that a Newsweek competitor, U.S. News & World Report, was also called Newsweak.

A similar nickname using “weak” for “week” is The Weekly Standard‘s nickname of The Weakly Standard.


Wikipedia: Newsweek
Newsweek is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City. It is distributed throughout the United States and internationally. It is the second-largest news weekly magazine in the U.S., having trailed Time in circulation and advertising revenue for most of its existence. Newsweek is published in four English language editions and 12 global editions written in the language of the circulation region.

Since 2008, Newsweek has undergone a series of internal and external contractions designed to shift the magazine’s focus and audience while shoring up the title’s finances. Instead, losses at the newsweekly accelerated: revenue dropped 38 percent from 2007 to 2009. The revenue freefall prompted an August 2010 sale by owner The Washington Post Company to 92-year-old audio pioneer Sidney Harman—reportedly for a purchase price of $1.00 and an assumption of the magazine’s liabilities. Editor Jon Meacham departed from the magazine upon completion of the sale.

In November 2010 Newsweek merged with the news and opinion website The Daily Beast after extensive negotiations between the proprietors of the respective publications. Tina Brown, The Daily Beast’s editor-in-chief was expected to serve as the editor of both publications. Newsweek is jointly owned by the estate of the late Harman and IAC.

Google News Archive
16 March 1981, Eugene (OR) Register-Guard, pg. 11A, col. 5:
So don’t expect a magazine like Newsweek ("Newsweak" describes it better) or CBS to take a stand which might offend an advertiser.
(Letter by Michael Cross of Springfield—ed.)

Google Books
The Washingtonian
Volume 22
1987
Pg. 130:
The makings, however, betray their origins. US News, many staffers feel, is evolving into NewsweekNewsweak, they call it. “The writing style is identical,” says an old-old reporter.

National Review Online—The Corner
Newsweak Polls
By Jonah Goldberg
January 27, 2004 9:46 A.M.
Does anyone know anything specific about how Newsweek does its polls?

New York (NY) Times—The Conscience of a Liberal by Paul Krugman
July 27, 2009, 12:25 pm
Newsweak and Tame
That’s what they were called when I was a teenager. I’m afraid the habit stuck.

Small Dead Animals
January 16, 2012
Newsweek Becomes Newsweak
Newsweek, the failed uber-leftie magazine that sold for just $1.00 a few years ago, has hit a new low with its latest edition: ...

Foxmuldar’s Blog
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Newsweak Outs Obama
The Jawa Report
May 13, 2012
Well, he couldn’t be the first black President. Bill Clinton already has that title.
(The Newsweek cover story is “The First Gay President by Andrew Sullivan”—ed.)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • (0) Comments • Monday, May 14, 2012 • Permalink