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NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2014--(PR Newswire)--

Newsweek Named Relaunch Of The Year By Media Industry Newsletter

Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco Received Individual Honors as One of the "Most Intriguing People in Media"

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NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newsweek received two honors at the Media Industry Newsletter's (MIN) Most Intriguing People + Hottest Launches Awards this morning. Newsweek was named relaunch of the year, and Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco was named one of the Most Intriguing People in Media.

"We're proud of how Newsweek has grown in just the last year," said Etienne Uzac, co-founder and CEO of IBT Media, owner of Newsweek. "Jim has expanded the editorial team, and they are producing stellar work for audiences interested in premium, serious journalism."

IBT Media successfully re-launched Newsweek's print editions in the United States and Europe in March, and publishes six international versions through licensees. The editorial team of 60 staffers in New York and London is led by Jim Impoco, who was honored individually. The list of Most Intriguing People in Media are recognized by their peers and the marketplace by their innovation, strategy and guts.

"It's an honor to be recognized by our media colleagues," said Impoco. "I'm really proud of the work we've done at Newsweek this year, and look forward to more growth in 2015."

Global traffic to has increased immensely between October 2013 and September 2014, from less than one million to nearly six million unique visitors a month. As an IBT Media property, Newsweek became profitable in October this year, driven by a three-pronged revenue strategy of subscriptions, advertising and licensed content.

"No other magazine story compares to the story of Newsweek," wrote Samir Husni, editor of the Mr. Magazine blog and presenter of the MIN Most Intriguing Awards. "With a different publishing and business model, Newsweek now sets the standard of what a weekly should be. It looks and reads like a monthly, but is published on a weekly basis."

Please visit for more about MIN's Most Intriguing People + Hottest Launches.

About IBT Media
IBT Media is the umbrella that unifies both iconic brands and innovative upstarts with the common vision to connect the dots around the world to fuel your passion and enable informed decisions.

With authoritative journalism in four different languages, our content gives readers in 190 countries a window on current events, inspired perspectives, information to act and to discuss. Our brands are published by local staff in five countries, and include International Business Times, Newsweek, Medical Daily, Latin Times and iDigitalTimes.

For more information on International Business Times, visit: or follow IBTimes on Twitter at: @IBTimes.

About Newsweek
Newsweek is one the world's premier weekly news magazines. Newsweek has been a staple of American media for over 80 years, bringing high-quality journalism to millions of readers around the globe. Newsweek publishes print editions in Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Arabic, and Turkish, as well as an English language international edition, but is a primarily digital property available across platforms and devices. Newsweek provides in-depth analysis, news and opinion about international issues, technology, business, culture and politics. For more information, please visit

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Lisa Schultz McGann, Edelman on behalf of Newsweek and IBT Media
212 704 8160

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