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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is a weekly publication based in London that covers global news and issues.

The Economist refers to itself as a newspaper, but it holds more in common stylistically with magazines, particularly newsweeklies like and .

The magazine was and is the flagship publication of the , which also publishes the U.S. congressional publications . The British media conglomerate , which owns the , owns half of the Economist Group, and the other half is owned by a variety of investors.

The Economist had in 2012, are in the United States. As of 2009, it was the only newsweekly with a rising circulation in the United States.

Its , and the Economist Group became more profitable in 2009, though and it cut about 130 positions that year.

The Economist has a and is aimed at a . It is highly regarded for its and , a model that has been .

Its editorial stances are generally . Its writing has also been praised for its , though it has also been criticized as and .

The Economist over individual brands, publishing its articles .

Compared with other newsweeklies and global news outlets, the Economist has , and its web traffic ranks well behind that of the competing U.S. newsweeklies Time. In recent years, however, the magazine has placed a new emphasis on using to engage audiences and bring them to its site. The site has also  to build buzz for its stories.

The site includes a , with the archives behind a paywall. It offers , and anline subscribers can also browse an online version of the publication’s print edition. The Economist has tried other forms of paid content, including , special reports, books, and , and . , the Economist has provided its subscribers with an of its print edition.

The magazine launched an in August 2011. It also has an app for Apple devices, which it had to in October 2011 in order to comply with Apple’s rules for app subscriptions. As of late 2011, it had in total. In 2012, it reported , with

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