The war on print has moved to actual war zones. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service, which operates stores on military bases, announced yesterday that it will permanently stop carrying 891 magazine titles due to low demand.
Since modern military bases are equipped with WiFi and allow all sorts of digital devices—iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Android devices, laptops—it’s easy for soldiers to read magazines online. As a result, demand for niche print magazines has been falling. AAFES officials told the American Forces Press Service that magazine sales fell 18.3% from 2011 to 2012.
Good news from D.C.: The Washington Post Co. is reporting that with its struggling Newsweek property gone, the paper’s publishing revenues were up five percent this quarter. What’s more, online profits skyrocketed a whole 21 percent.
The company, which owns both The Washington Post and Slate Group, was sinking millions keeping Newsweek afloat Read More
After nine years of publication, Heeb will cease publication of its print magazine. Its online edition will continue to be updated, editor Joshua Neuman writes in a note to the readers, which is titled “So Much for Controlling the Media.” He keeps it upbeat in his goodbye letter, though, saying “we’re hardly just ‘throwing Read More