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Newsweek faced unique problems, some analysts say

LOS ANGELES — Newsweek’s decision to stop publishing a print edition after 80 years and bet its life entirely on a digital future may be more a commentary on its own problems than a definitive statement on the health of the magazine industry.

Magazine ad revenue in the nation is seen rising 2.6 percent this year to $18.3 billion, according to eMarketer. That would be the third increase in three years, driven mainly by gains in digital ad sales, though print ads are expected to be flat.

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