‘Human’ in trouble

time dewey

Time’s cover boy on Oct. 23, 1944: Gov. Thomas E. Dewey
Photo courtesy of Time Inc.

Dewey or don’t we?  Time for a change.

It’s 1944. The popular Republican governor of New York — Thomas Dewey — is in a race for the White House. FDR is in his 12th year as president. The war in Europe is entering its fifth year. And a conservative weekly starts publication … to become the influential magazine that Ronald Reagan said “helped me stop being a liberal Democrat.”

Nearly seven decades later, Human Events is up for sale, Politico reported on Thursday, and may even be forced to shut down,

“Boy, that would be a really emotionally difficult thing for us to do,” Joe Guerriero, an executive at parent company Eagle Publishing, told Politico.

Seems online media, such as sister publication RedState, is giving Human Events a run for its money.

UPDATE: Print edition RIP

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, Paul Bedard in his Washington Secrets column for The Examiner reported that the Human Events print edition of Feb. 18 would be its last.

“This was a difficult decision, and one we did not make lightly,” said publisher Joe Guerriero. “As everyone knows, the newspaper business is a very tough business. Contrast that with the explosive growth of digital media, which we’ve seen with our own websites, HumanEvents.com and RedState.com.”