After about an hour, there seemed to be no more questions for him, so Newsweek editor Jon Meacham turned to his audience--about 100 graduate students at Columbia journalism school--and said he had a question for them: Did anyone in the room read Newsweek or Time? There was a small, awkward rumbling before finally, a man shouted, "No!"
Mr. Meacham scanned the audience for his quarry and then asked the journalism student, clad in a black turtleneck, whether he read The Economist. Yes, he did.
"It's the most talked about and least read magazine," said Mr. Meacham. "Have you looked at Newsweek?"