275 Magazines Launched in 2009

MediaFinder.com, the largest online database of American and Canadian periodicals, reports that 275 magazines launched this year!

428 folded.

Regional magazines were the top category for new magazines, as well as the top category for folding magazines.

The death of Gourmet notwithstanding, food magazines had a strong showing, as did health magazines: for example, Scottsdale Health and Natural Awakenings.

Tellingly, business, real estate, and lifestyle magazines were the hardest hit.

275 Magazines Launched in 2009