The Week

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The Week
The Week US Cover December 16 2005 small.jpg
Cover of an issue from December 2010 (United States edition)
Editors-in-chief Jeremy O'Grady (United Kingdom edition)
William Falk (United States edition)
Categories News magazine
Frequency Weekly
Publisher Michael Wolfe (United States edition)
Total circulation
206,251 (UK)[1]
578,163 (US)[2]
First issue 1995 (UK edition)
2001 (US edition)
Company Dennis Publishing (UK edition)
The Week Publications (US edition)
Country United Kingdom, United States
Based in New York City, New York (United States edition)
Language English (both editions)
Website (UK edition) (US edition)
ISSN 1533-8304

The Week is a weekly British news magazine founded in 1995 which has also published a US edition since 2001. Between 2008 and 2012 it also published an Australian edition.


The Week was founded in the United Kingdom by Jolyon Connell (formerly of the right-of-centre Sunday Telegraph) in 1995.[3] In April 2001, the magazine began publishing an American edition;[3][4] and an Australian edition followed in October 2008. Dennis Publishing publishes the UK edition and, until 2012, the Australian edition. The Week Publications publishes the US edition.

The Australian edition of The Week ceased operation in October 2012. The final edition, its 199th, was released on 12 October 2012. At the end, it was selling 28,000 copies a week, with a readership of 83,000.[5]


The various editions of the magazine provide perspectives on the week's news and editorial commentary from global media to provide readers with multiple political viewpoints. In addition to news and opinion, the magazine also covers science, business and the arts. The magazine covers a broad range of topics, including current events, news, health, media, science, and arts.


In September 2007, the magazine's U.S. edition launched a daily website. Edited by Ben Frumin, the daily website carries the mission of the print magazine to the Internet, but also publishes original commentary from writers including David Frum, Robert Shrum, Will Wilkinson, Daniel Larison, and Brad DeLong. The UK website, which was first published under the name The First Post, is edited by Holden Frith.[6]

The WeekDay app[edit]

In October 2015, the UK edition of The Week launched a free iPhone app called The WeekDay.[7] Published twice-daily, the app contains a digest of news and analysis. It is also edited by Holden Frith.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Mag ABCs: Full circulation round-up for the first half of 2013". Press Gazette. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "The 20 Best Magazines of the Decade (2000-2009)". Paste Magazine. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Steve Black (2009). "Life spans of Library Journal's 'Best Magazines of the Year'". Serials Review. 35 (4). Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Week calls it a day". The Australian. 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Tingle, Rory (6 July 2015). "The Week expands website editorial team to 12 as it exceeds 2m browsers per month". Press Gazette. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "The WeekDay: a free daily news app from The Week". The Week. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 

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