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Meh: 2010 Held Good, Bad News For Magazines

The good news? Fewer magazines folded over the course of 2010 than in 2009. The less good news, of course, is that fewer magazines also launched this past year. MediaFinder.com tracked 193 new titles launched this year, a sizable drop from last year’s total of 324, and 176 titles shuttered, down from 596 last year.

Surprisingly (to us anyway), the number of print magazines making the switch to a digital format also dropped this year, as 28 magazines made the transition to online-only, compared from 81 in 2009.

This news comes as something of a downer given that, earlier this year, Mr. Magazine (otherwise known as Samir Husni), noted that the second quarter of this year saw a growth in magazine launches compared to the same period last year.

Of course, this is not counting the extent to which existing magazine brands have launched across other platforms, such as smartphones and the iPad.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.