Magazines: The Impact of Fact

"The newsmagazine idea is snowballing in Europe," says Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, general director of the French magazine L'Express. Converted from a leftist political weekly to a newsmagazine only 18 months ago, L'Express has more than doubled its circulation to 280,000. Last spring Belgium produced its first newsmagazine. Special; last October Holland's biggest weekly, Elseviers, changed to a newsmagazine format. Italy's L'Espresso plans to make the change this year, and Italy's Vita, a newsmagazine with a disproportionate emphasis on political exposes and movie queens, is celebrating its seventh anniversary. Granddaddy of them all, of course, is West Germany's aggressive Der Spiegel, which...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!