The Week is going glossy. Dennis Publishing's magazine, which summarizes news reports and columns from publications around the world, will drop its newsprint-style paper and take on a glossy feel next month. "This will not change the magazine," says Justin Smith, general manager of the 140,000-circulation Week. "The design is staying intact. It will look less like a newspaper insert and more like a real magazine." The production cost increase will be marginal, Smith says, and will not affect the $3 cover price.
minnesota governor Jesse Ventura reportedly is interested in joining the MSNBC line-up when his term ends in January. The charismatic governor would certainly spice things up at the struggling cable net. Question: Who would be tougher on guests, the former pro wrestler or "Hardball" host Chris Matthews?