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FishbowlNY’s 2009 Lists: A Timeline Of Magazine Closings

taylor_swift_blender_cover-x622200.jpgIt’s been a tough year for the publishing industry, and magazines in particular have had it rough. Every major publisher has had to shutter at least one of its titles, and some of our favorite glossies have gone to that great magazine rack in the sky.

While it would take forever to list all the over 400 magazines that have folded this year, we here at FishbowlNY put together a timeline of some of the bigger names that were shuttered this year. The bad news? It looks like in the last six months of the year the number of titles snowballed. Here’s hoping that 2010 looks a lot brighter.

After the jump, our timeline

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National Geographic Adventure Folds

adventure.jpgSince it wouldn’t be a week in the “2009 Great Print Die-Off” if another publication didn’t kick the bucket, today’s victim is National Geographic spin-off, National Geographic Adventure.

Days after reporting that the magazine was up for sale, Folio has news that the 10-year old magazine is folding, and laying off 17 people from its editorial and production staff. However, the brand will continue as a Web site and in other “multi-platform” models, including books and mobile apps.

This is just the latest in a string of bad news for the non-profit National Geographic Society, which lost publisher Steve Giannetti and several other employees from its main title in the beginning of October.

Read More: BREAKING: National Geographic Kills Print Edition of AdventureFolio

Previously: Report: National Geographic Loses Publisher Giannetti

Report: National Geographic Loses Publisher Giannetti

nat geo.jpgMIN is reporting that National Geographic senior vice president and group publisher Steve Giannetti has been let go.

Dawn Drew, vice president of National Geographic Society‘s Global Media Integrated Sales and Sponsorships and executive assistant Leslie Armstrong have also reportedly been cut.

According to the report, the dismissals were a cost-cutting measure.

Claudia Malley, who has been working as vice president and U.S. publisher of the magazine, will be assuming Giannetti’s sales and marketing responsibilities, MIN said.

We have reached out to NGS for comment, but have yet to hear back. If you have any news, send us an email.

Steve Giannetti Out at National GeographicMIN online