News-week

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Title

News-week

Publisher

Thomas J.C. Martyn

Date

February 17, 1933

Coverage

New York

Subject

Volume 1, number 1

Description

News-Week launched with backing from a group of financiers as a more sober and substantial alternative to Time, but struggled financially. It was rescued by Vincent Astor in 1937 and, under the editorship of Malcolm Muir, founder of the successful Business Week, simplified the name to Newsweek, and took on new writing talent, including George Jean Nathan and Sinclair Lewis. It was acquired by the Washington Post Company in 1961, who ran it until 2010.