New York Magazine Ends Weekly Edition, Obama, And The Year Of Elan: In Other News
Another week, another death in the print journalism industry: New York magazine, which has run a weekly print edition for almost a half-century, is killing its original model and going bi-weekly. Though the magazine hasn't yet done a Newsweek and ended its print run altogether, the move to two editions a month is a mark of the ever-increasing shift towards Web journalism. Said the magazine's publisher: “We’ve talked about this for a while and you can’t help but get wistful about it. But I would be more concerned if we didn’t address how the market and people’s reading habits have changed. I would not be doing this if I didn’t believe we could make a better magazine and continue to grow what we do both in print and online.”
New York magazine has built a popular counterpart website, and a big chunk of its readership is online already. The magazine has seen what the cost of being a weekly did to Newsweek, which was shut down in 2009 amid low ad sales and dwindling readership. It'll refocus its efforts towards tablet content and Web efforts generally, and there have long been whispers that big-time papers like the Guardian are considering doing the same.
If you missed it over the Thanksgiving weekend, a Bachelor producer called Elan live-tweeted his feud with a woman on his flight. Elan Tweeted that she was rude to the staff, and he passed her a note telling her so. The woman seethed as Elan continued goading her, and slapped him when she got off the flight.
In June, a chef was trapped at the bottom of the ocean for three days after his boat capsized. Now, you can watch him being rescued.
On Monday, the Supreme Court flat-out refused to wade into the debate about the constitutionality, or lack thereof, of Obamacare's employer mandate for health coverage.
And talk about holiday spirit: an anonymous tipper has been traveling all over America, leaving thousands of dollars' worth of tips.
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