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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

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Another Magazine Closure: Nickelodeon Folds

nickmag.pngIt’s been a rough week for magazines. After learning of Radio & Records‘s closure yesterday, today comes news that Nickelodeon Magazine Group plans to fold its Nick and Nick Jr. magazines by the end of the year.

“As I am sure everyone knows, the magazine publishing industry as a whole is severely challenged, and because of that, we have decided to exit the magazine business and will cease publishing them by the end of this year,” said Cyma Zarghami, president of Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group said in an internal memo, according to Mediaweek.

Monthly Nick magazine was aimed at boys and girls ages six to 14, and had a rate base of 650,000. Nick Jr. was geared toward preschool aged children and their moms, with a rate base of 250,000.

Requests for information from Viacom’s corporate communications office (Viacom owns Nickelodeon and its parent MTV Networks) were not immediately returned.