October 20, 2012
THE DEATH OF NEWSWEEK AND THE NEXT CONSERVATIVE MAGAZINE is the topic explored by Red State co-founder Ben Domenech at Ricochet, with some excellent comments from the Ricochista. Plus some thoughts on how weekly pioneer Time magazine has drifted so far from the course that center-right founder Henry Luce originally plotted. (See also: Conquest’s Second Law.)
On the one hand, certainly the field is ripe for a successor, but in the era of Web browsers, iPads, Android Tablets and Kindle Fires, I’m not at all sure if makes much sense for a magazine to still print on dead tree.