May 24, 2022

Periodicals: Magazines Ramp Up Publishing in 2012, 195 New Print Titles Launched This Year

From Crain’s New York Business:

In 2012, veteran publishers and novice entrepreneurs launched a total of 195 print titles, a healthy bump over the 181 that were launched in 2011. And only 74 titles folded this year, compared to 142 a year ago, according to The online database of U.S. and Canadian publications released its year-end numbers Monday.

MediaFinder also counted 32 digital-only launches in 2012, compared to 58 a year ago. Seven digital-only titles folded, compared to 10 in that category last year.


There were also 24 print titles, most notably Newsweek and Spin, that fell into the netherworld of digital-only publication. Last year, however, 29 magazines went from print to digital-only.

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