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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-chiefJeremy O'Grady (United Kingdom edition)
William Falk (United States edition)
CategoriesNews magazine
PublisherAdam Dub (United States edition)
Total circulation
206,251 (UK)[1]
578,163 (US)[2]
First issue1995 (UK edition)
April 2001 (US edition)
October 2008 (Australian edition)
Final issueOctober 2012 (Australian edition)
CompanyFuture plc[3]
CountryUnited Kingdom, United States, Australia (formerly)
Based inNew York City, New York (United States edition)
LanguageEnglish (all editions)
Websitetheweek.co.uk (UK edition)
theweek.com (US edition)

The Week is a weekly news magazine with editions in the United Kingdom and United States. The British publication was founded in 1995 and the American edition in 2001. An Australian edition was published from 2008 to 2012. A children's edition, The Week Junior, has been published in the UK since 2015, and the US since 2020.


The Week was founded in the United Kingdom by Jolyon Connell (formerly of the Sunday Telegraph) in 1995.[4] In April 2001, the magazine began publishing an American edition;[4][5] and an Australian edition followed in October 2008. Dennis Publishing, founded by Felix Dennis, publishes the UK edition and, until 2012, published the Australian edition. The Week Publications publishes the U.S. edition. In the year 2021, The Week celebrated its 20 year anniversary of its first publication in the United States.[6]

Since November 2015 The Week has published a children's edition, The Week Junior, a current affairs magazine aimed at 8 to 14 year olds.[7][8]

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.[9]

Future acquired Dennis Publishing and several of its titles including The Week in 2021.[10]


The magazine's content largely consists of summaries of news stories and opinion columns published by other media outlets earlier in the week, and presents a broad spectrum of political viewpoints. Some summaries are based on articles in foreign media that were originally published in a language other than English.


In September 2007, the magazine's U.S. edition launched a daily website. First called theweekdaily.com, and now called theweek.com, the site publishes original commentary from writers including David Frum, Robert Shrum, Will Wilkinson and Brad DeLong.[11]


  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. ^ "Country Life owner buys Dennis Publishing in £300m deal". the Guardian. 16 August 2021.
  4. ^ a b "The 20 Best Magazines of the Decade (2000-2009)". Paste Magazine. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  5. ^ Steve Black (2009). "Life spans of Library Journal's 'Best Magazines of the Year'". Serials Review. 35 (4): 213–217. doi:10.1080/00987913.2009.10765248. S2CID 220292393.
  6. ^ "A short history of the Week".
  7. ^ "The Week to launch children's magazine: The Week Junior". The Week. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  8. ^ "The Week Junior". School Library Association. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  9. ^ "The Week calls it a day". The Australian. 19 October 2012. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2020. (Archived link from Wayback Machine)
  10. ^ "Country Life owner buys Dennis Publishing in £300m deal". the Guardian. 16 August 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  11. ^ 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.

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