TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

239 New Magazines Launched in 2011

Who says print is dead? Plenty of people! But we’re not listening to them. There’s too many good titles out there; Bloomberg Businessweek, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, New York — they’re all magazines that keep the digital dawn from coming. And according to Folio, there is more help on the way.

There were 239 magazines launched in 2011, up almost 24 percent from 2010. The amount of titles shuttering this year also dropped 13 percent. Like in 2010, food magazines made up the most launches this year, with 25. Regional magazines was the runner-up category, with 20 new titles debuting this year.

The numbers show that despite the doubters, planty of people still believe in the power of print, and magazines aren’t going anywhere. We’re glad they aren’t and we support anyone out there who takes the bold step of launching one. Unless it sucks, of course.

Mediabistro Course

Travel Writing

Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now!