November 17, 2014

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

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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.

[Data used in article was provided by MediaFinder.com.]

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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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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.