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What Titles Were You Sad To Lose In 2009?

gourmet.jpgIt hasn’t been the easiest year for print journalism. Crain’s New York Business reported Friday that 367 magazines have been axed in the last 12 months, with 64 going online-only, according to preliminary numbers from online database Mediafinder.com. (In October, Mediafinder said 383 had already closed up shop during the first nine months for the year).

According to The Business Insider, by July over 105 newspapers received similar treatment. Many more have had to scale back or go to an almost entirely digital format to survive.

In early October, Condé Nast took a particularly brutal hit with the shuttering of four titles: Gourmet, Cookie, Modern Bride, and Elegant Bride. And those closures came months after Condé folded Domino and Portfolio earlier in the year.

Still, it could have been worse…The New York Times is still around, despite some pessimistic predictions, right? So we here at FishbowlNY would like to hear from our readers: which closing affected you the most? Feel free to add your own to our list, and remember, we’re sticking to print publications (RIP Jossip.com) that disappeared in 2009, not including any that went online-only. And pass it along to your friends — we’ll be taking your answers into consideration next week, when we feature some year-end lists handpicked by the FishbowlNY editors. What can we say, it’s that time of year.


What print title will you miss the most?(trends)

Read More: 367 magazines shuttered in 2009Crain’s

Previously: Breaking: Condé Shutters Four Magazines: Cookie, Gourmet, Two Bridal Titles, Report: More Than 100 Magazines Shuttered In Last Three Months

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Report: More Than 100 Magazines Shuttered In Last Three Months

cookie cover.jpgUpdating its numbers from a few months ago, Mediafinder.com, an online database of American and Canadian periodicals, reports that more than 100 magazines have folded in the past three months, bringing the total number of pubs tracked by Mediafinder that have been shuttered this year to 383.

These latest numbers do not include the four magazines folded by Condé Nast last week, but they do include Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., and Time Inc.‘s Style & Design and Southern Accents.

However, in the last three months, 72 new magazine have launched — including titles like Afar.

The numbers also show that regional magazines are closing more frequently than other categories, but they are they most frequently launched types of magazines as well. This is the same news that came out of Mediafinder back in July — so it appears that 2009 overall has been a big year for regional mags. Business-to-business magazines have also been in flux, accounting for 75 of the new launches since January and 130 of the closures. (24 b-to-b mags also went from print to online only in 2009, Mediafinder said.)

As the number of shuttered mags add up, we can be heartened by the fact that some pubs are taking a chance and launching in this harsh climate. They’re just simply not launching as quickly as they’re folding.

Earlier: More Evidence That The Magazine Industry Is In Trouble

More Evidence That The Magazine Industry Is In Trouble

mags.pngEarlier this week, we reported that 279 magazines had closed during the first half of 2009, while 187 new titles had launched. These numbers were compiled by MediaFinder.com, an online database of American and Canadian periodicals.

But yesterday, we received another set of numbers from Vocus Inc., which provides software that tracks the media for public relations professionals. Based on their research, Vocus said that while 154 magazine launched during the first half of this year, 556 magazines had closed.

So which research company was right? Turns out, both. The discrepancy is based on the types of publications each company tracks.

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Magazines Still Launching In 2009, But More Are Closing

portfolio.pngAccording to numbers compiled by Mediafinder.com, an online database of American and Canadian periodicals, 187 new magazine titles launched during the first half of 2009. But we’re still in a deficit in terms of total number of titles because a greater number — 279 — closed up shop during the same period.

Mediafinder said regional interest magazines were hard hit during the first half of the year, with titles like Denver Living and Florida Inside Out both folding. However, the category was at the top for launches, with 12 new regional interest titles getting off the ground.

Other categories like construction, lifestyle and business magazines also took big hits (RIP Portfolio). “Business publications accounted for 46 of the new launches, 100 of the ceased magazines, and 16 of the magazines that ceased print editions,” Mediafinder said.

Besides regional interest and business, other categories that racked up launches included health & fitness, family and food & home. And some publications, like East Bay Living and Television Week, ended print runs and continued as online only magazines.

Looking forward to seeing what the second half of this year will bring.