Tag Archives: print media

Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine Shuts Down

The New York Post reports: Interview magazine, the culture and arts publication founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, has folded, The Post has learned. The glossy periodical owned by billionaire Peter Brant — which lately has been mired in legal spats with former employees, as well as a dispute with its former landlord — has filed for a Chapter 7 ...

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NYT CEO: Print Newspapers Have Ten More Years

CNBC reports: The newspaper printing presses may have another decade of life in them, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson told CNBC on Monday. “I believe at least 10 years is what we can see in the U.S. for our print products,” Thompson said on “Power Lunch.” He said he’d like to have the print edition “survive and thrive as ...

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The Village Voice Ends Its Print Edition After 62 Years

The New York Daily News reports: The venerable Village Voice, a New York newsstand staple since its 1955 inception, bid farewell Tuesday to its print edition. The left-leaning weekly, co-founded by the late Norman Mailer and once home to legendary bylines like Wayne Barrett, Nat Hentoff and Robert Christgau, is going digital-only. The Voice intends to “maintain its iconic progressive ...

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Gay Magazines Next And Frontiers Shut Down

South Florida Gay News reports: Bobby Blair’s dream to build an international media enterprise has apparently come crashing to a halt this week. SFGN has received information that the staff of Multimedia Platforms, which includes the Florida Agenda and Next Magazine in New York, has been let go, and there will be no print editions this week. Frontiers in LA, ...

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Newsweek To Return To Print

Newsweek stopped producing print copies over a year ago, but it’s coming back. The magazine expects to begin a 64-page weekly edition in January or February, said Jim Impoco, Newsweek’s editor in chief. Mr. Impoco said in an interview that Newsweek would depend more heavily on subscribers than advertisers to pay its bills — and that readers would pay more ...

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LAUNCHED: Crowd-Sourcing Ploy To Outbid Koch Brothers For Tribune Papers

Mediaite reports: In an attempt to make sure neither the Koch brothers nor Rupert Murdoch obtain ownership of the Tribune Company and its major assets like the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, a liberal group has started a crowd-funding campaign to raise enough money to outbid both potential buyers and, in their belief, “take back the media.” “The ...

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Paper Is Not Dead

(Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

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#LastPrintIssue

Newsweek ends its print run with an appropriate hashtag headline.

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Newsweek Goes Digital-Only

Not very surprising. From Tina Brown: We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Newsweek will transition to an all-digital format in early 2013. As part of this transition, the last print edition in the United States will be our Dec. 31 issue. Meanwhile, Newsweek will expand its rapidly growing tablet and online presence, ...

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The End Of Spin Magazine?

It appears that the next issue of Spin Magazine may be its last. The next issue, dated September/October and featuring the rapper Azealia Banks on the cover, will come out in late August. But according to a statement on Sunday by Spin’s new owner, Buzzmedia, there will be no November/December issue while the company figures out what form a printed ...

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The Final Life In Hell

The continuing demise of print has claimed another victim, Matt Groening’s seemingly eternal Life In Hell strip, in which cavorted Jeff and Akbar, the gay “lovers or brothers or both, whatever offends you the most.” “Life in Hell” actually earned Groening his big break in Hollywood. It started running in Wet Magazine in 1978, then moved to the now-defunct LA ...

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Newspaper Woes For New Orleans

After a widely-praised post-Katrina comeback, insiders claim New Orleans’ major daily newspaper will be cutting back to publishing twice a week. The Times-Picayune, which has published since 1837, was bought by the Newhouse family in 1962 and later merged with the afternoon daily. Up to now, the paper has avoided some of the deeper cuts in the industry, in part ...

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This Is Why They Have Paywalls Now

(Via Andrew Sullivan)

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Top Newspaper Circulation

The above figures reflect combined physical sales and paid online subscriptions. Digital circulation for The New York Times, which put in place a paid online model in the spring, more than tripled to 380,000. The Wall Street Journal was the only paper with a larger paid digital circulation, with more than 537,000. The Wall Street Journal remained the largest weekday ...

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Guide Magazine To Go Web Only

Long-running gay travel title, Guide Magazine, announced today that after 30 years in business, their final print edition will be published in July as the company migrates to a web-only presence. Via press release: Pink Triangle Press (PTP) today announced plans to migrate the international gay travel publication Guide magazine from a print publication to an internet-based publishing operation. A ...

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Staff Of Chicago’s Gay Paper Quit

The woes of queer print media appear unending. Staffers of the long-running LGBT paper Chicago Free Press have quit because their salaries weren’t being paid. The art director, graphic designer and most of the writers at the Chicago Free Press left the gay publication Monday after the company stopped paying its employees, according to Matt Simonette, who also left his ...

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Editor & Publisher Folds In Massive Selloff Of Media Trade Titles

Today Nielsen Business Media announced the sales of Billboard Magazine, Adweek, Brandweek, The Hollywood Reporter, and four other titles as well as their film industry conventions business. The new owner is a just formed media company called e5 Global Media Holdings. Not surviving the sale was the 125 year-old Editor & Publisher, the seemingly eternal watchdog of print journalism. From ...

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Washington Times To Fold

The wingnut/Moonie mouthpiece Washington Times is closing up shop as a “traditional” newspaper to reinvent itself as an opinion publication. Via Eric Boehlert at HuffPo: You’d think that somebody with a direct line to the Almighty, and tapped by Jesus to save mankind on Earth, would be able to come up with a better business plan for running a daily ...

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Publisher Of Washington Blade And Other LGBT Print Titles Shuts Down

This weekend I noticed that the websites of the Washington Blade, Southern Voice, and several other titles published by Window Media had not been updated in a few days. Just now, Southern Voice posted this message to their Facebook fan page: With deepest regret, as editor of SoVo, I have to tell you that we arrived at the office to ...

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