November 25, 2015

Serials: “Print Isn’t Dead After All; Mags Record Upbeat Quarter”

From Crain’s NY Business (via Google Cache):

The struggles of print media are far from over, but the first quarter of 2014 has been a particularly upbeat period for the magazine business, and not just because 35 titles launched, compared with 23 in the same quarter a year ago. Observers were also impressed by the quality of the new titles.

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On the flip side, 11 magazines folded in the quarter, compared to eight in the period a year ago. Among them were Executive Travel and four business-to-business publications, including American Agent & Broker.

The digital-only magazine launches this year were impressive too. There were 10 of those, compared to just four a year ago. They included The Intercept, from eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s recently launched news venture First Look Media.

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From a NY Post Article:

While there are big, new launches such as the Hearst venture with Dr. Mehmet Oz, entitled Dr. Oz, The Good Life, Hagood said many are smaller and meant for a targeted audience, with examples ranging from Niche Media’s regional Austin Way to Hi-Torque’s Electric Bike Action.

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