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Which do you think is a more prestigious publication between Newsweek and Fortune Magazine?

Asked by JLeslie (57731points) 5 days ago from iPhone

If you are part of the journalist world please say so. I’m looking more for the average persons perception who isn’t in the industry.

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rebbel's avatar

Don’t know if this helps, coming from a non-journalist, non-news junkie from the Netherlands; Newsweek rings bells (heard news shows quoting them, in the years I did follow news), never heard of Fortune Magazine.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Neither. Both have gone horribly downhill.

Fortune is prestigious in that has lots of ads for expensive toys. But its business reporting – which used to be pretty good – has evolved into lots of feature stories about the rich and famous, and minimal if any business related journalism or serious reporting.

Newsweek, when it was owned by the Washington Post (and even before that with the previous owners) was a good, hard hitting, break-the-news sort of publication. They were bought and sold a couple times, fired practically everybody, and now, they are not really into investigative journalism like they used to be. TO a degree, they also have gotten out of the real news business and just print features.

If you are interested in reading one of these magazines for news, they both suck.

If “prestige” means pretty pictures and ads for expensive cars, then Fortune is the choice.

Neither of them are a shadow of what they used to be.

canidmajor's avatar

They are entirely different types of publications, comparing the two seems odd.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Here is this week’s printed issue of Newsweek. Is there any real news there?

chyna's avatar

^It looks like something the National Enquirer would write.

mazingerz88's avatar

Newsweek’s golden age has gone the way of the Dodo. Loved reading it in the 80s and 90s. Not really into business and investments so no idea about Fortune. ( and maybe that’s why I don’t have any fortunes. Lol )

JLeslie's avatar

Thanks everyone. I had the same reaction that Fortune is more prestigious. It was a Q for a friend.

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