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Hashtag symbolizes end of an era for Newsweek

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Almost 80 years after first going to print, the final Newsweek magazine hit newsstands Monday featuring an ironic hashtag as a symbol of its Twitter-era transition to an all-digital format. 

This December 24, 2012 photo shows the final print edition of Newsweek, seen here in Washington, DC. Newsweek ends its 80-year run as a weekly news magazine with a final print edition published this week with a December 31, 2012 date. The magazine went with a vintage photo of its old Midtown Manhattan headquarters in New York for the cover shot and a Twitter hashtage headline of "#lastprintissue.” ©AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER

The second-largest news weekly magazine in the United States has been grappling with a steep drop in print advertising revenue, steadily declining circulation and the migration of readers to free news online.

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