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Advertising Age reports that Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI), said Wednesday that it is inevitable that longtime weekly newsmagazine Newsweek will go digital only, and that plans for the beginning of that shift will be announced as early as September.

"The transition to online from hard print will take place," Diller said. "We're examining all of our options."
KC's View:
hifting Newsweek to become an online only presence will be a good first step for IAC/InterActiveCorp., which essentially acquired the magazine in 2011. The next step - and the most important one - will be to make the damned thing readable. Because over the past two years, it has become, IMHO, a badly designed, and only occasionally interesting shell of its former self.