News of magazine closures was, sadly, pretty prevalent throughout 2009. But, although 428 magazines folded during the year, according to MediaFinder.com, 275 launched.
Launching a magazine or Web site in the midst of a recession is never an easy task. But we think there are a few new pubs on the block that will be around for awhile. Even mediabistro.com got in the launching spirit, debuting four new blogs this year: WebNewser, MediaJobsDaily, BayNewser and eBookNewser.
As the year closes out, here’s a look at some of the biggest launches in print and online.
Other notable launches: Children’s Health, Organic Beauty, Women’s magazine VAIN and two Reader’s Digest Association launches, DIY mag Fresh Home and Rick Warren‘s Purpose Driven Connection, which folded later in the year.
After the jump, online magazine and blog launches
Other notable launches: Online Jewish mag Tablet, the timely Recessionwire.com, Tyra Banks‘ online “magaline” Tyra: Beauty Inside & Out, crowd-sourced cookbook Food52 and Slate.com‘s women-centric Double X, which folded back into its parent site before the end of the year.
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