In the release of iOS 9, Apple removed the Newsstand app. When it was released with iOS 7, for me it was another annoying app, taking space on my home-screen. To make matters worse, you couldn't hide it in a folder somewhere.
Something which doesn't seem to have been considered though, is that the "News" app, which is in place of Newsstand, is only available in the USA according to this Apple Support page. Those of us not in the USA need to live with all news apps sitting in their own folder, for now.
Cover image source:Animal New York