If you look for a magazine that serves the political centre, while providing exceptional news coverage, consider subscribing to Newsweek.
Being one of the top weekly news magazines for years, Newsweek has always been a mainstream magazine featuring consistent weekly columns and excellent writing. Originally published in 1933 in New York, Newsweek is the second most well-liked news magazine in the United States, after TIME magazine, selling over 4 million copies in 12 global editions.
Newsweek is savvy, insightful, and entertaining covering a quite broad range of topics, current events, arts and entertainment and cultural trends. With its broad coverage of national and international affairs, politics, economics, business, science, technology, health, arts, entertainment and society, Newsweek is a valuable tool for busy people by providing a great weekly synopsis of the weekly news.
If you are a news junkie, Newsweek is full of up to date information in each issue. The first four feature articles cover current events emphasizing heavily on political stories and international events. The Iraq War, Barack Obama, the Darfur Crisis, Ted Kennedy and Anna Nicole Smith were some of the recent topics. Covering 2-3 pages length, all those articles are politically correct providing the appropriate information without overwhelming the reader, while allowing the analysis of the important issues.
The cover story is usually tackling the most important story of the week. However, it could also be about an utterly intriguing topic that people are not aware of or know too little about it. Newsweek has been featuring in its cover story topics related to religion (Radical Islam), gender (Rethinking Gender), pain (The New War on Pain), and even cosmology (Unbeliever's Quest Scientist Carl Sagan).
Although these may be controversial topics, still they are written in an excellent, objective way, by veteran, well experienced journalists, who have made Newsweek a winning award magazine. Fareed Zakaria with his expertise on international affairs; Jonathan Alter with his knowledge on politics; George Will with his intelligent commentary echoing a conservative point of view; Anna Quindlen with liberal, empathetic columns.
Newsweek features also some regular columns. Conventional Wisdom is a snapshot of the hottest jokes and gaffes by politicians and journalists, while Periscope contains articles on multiple subjects. Also, My Turn and Letters measure the pulse of ordinary readers, who contribute with their opinion to the public discussion.
On the other hand though, as the majority of mainstream magazines, Newsweek's journalism is rather soft. Instead of asking hard questions or investigating thoroughly anything that would set national elected officials' feet to the fire, Newsweek reporters pose soft questions to politicians thus keeping away from their legitimate duty to outline political issues.
In addition, the stories enclosed in Newsweek are typically too brief for the sake of squeezing as many as possible into each issue. However, putting more stories that cover complex issues insufficiently at the expense of less stories that would cover all issues sufficiently results in confusing the readers. Because of that, usually commendable job in tackling complex issues is misjudged due to lack of space.
Personally, I find Newsweek a quite good news-related magazine that straddles the middle political ground with the inclusion of articles from both liberal and conservative standpoints. Being my one-stop information source, Newsweek not only keeps me alert and informed, but it also challenges me to re-evaluate and support my beliefs without seeking to emphasize on them. Featuring in-depth reports with varied viewpoints as well as stimulating articles and compelling columns Newsweek stimulates me and educates me.
In addition to its level of even sided coverage, Newsweek features extremely interesting and informative articles. The latest I recall was about enough positive stories to prevent any occurences of heartburn. So, if you want to stay informed on national and global events, subscribe to Newsweek. With a yearly subscription price of only $25, Newsweek magazine is good for the whole family encompassing the weekly developments of the US and the world.
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