I'm slowly catching up on my unread NEWSWEEK magazines. I got very behind while doing other things. Now that I'm taking the time to notice things, I can't believe how much it seems like they tried to kill the magazine.
As a matter of fact, I can't remember an issue I haven't shaken my head at, wondering the same thing. This is not the magazine you remembered reading just ten years ago. This is a whole new level of incompetence.
But it gets worse. I was reading the last print issue, from the end of December. (I said I was very behind in my reading) when I noticed five pages missing. It's probably four, but the page numbers jumped from 38 to 43. Crazy! I contacted customer service and... well, you know how to tell if a company knows it's going under from the inside.
It's where the employees hide from complaints. No response, no messages, no nothing. Seriously, it's been almost a week.
I canceled the remainder of my subscription. Even if they couldn't fix it (being so far out of print), they could have at least acknowledged me. I paid for a print subscription, they changed to digital. It was annoying me anyway.
Good riddance NEWSWEEK,