Don't Expect Newsweek's Digital Covers to Be Any Less Provocative

Magazine will continue to use big-name covers to stay in the conversation

Last year, Newsweek editor Tina Brown confessed that Newsweek's print product cost roughly $42 million per year to ship, causing some to note that the magazine's shift to be digital-only would liberate the publication from the costly chains of the printing press. Yet, while the product may be made up of zeroes and ones, Newsweek's first digital cover shows all the signs of continuing its tradition of featuring flashy, marquee-name photography and writers in an attempt to put the magazine at the center of the news cycle.