New York magazine is considering cutting back on publishing and switching to a biweekly format. Anup Bagaria, CEO of New York Media, told The New York Post that execs are contemplating it, but “there is nothing definitive yet.” He then added, “Over the past five years we’ve considered various options.”
New York has been a weekly publication since it debuted 45 years ago. If it cut back to a biweekly, it would be a sad moment for not only the New York media scene, but for any fan of magazines. It would also be unsurprising.
Maintaining a weekly magazine is insanely expensive and with the success of NYmag.com, changing to a biweekly publication might be the smartest decision; the one that enables New York to keep chugging along for another 45 years. Albeit at a slower pace than in the past.