In your essential Tuesday media column: ESPN anchors in shameless sellout agreement, NPR is not going to die, Lawrence O'Donnell howls at the moon, Here Media loses in court, Mothering magazine folds its print edition, and we help The Daily.
Heeb, the magazine for cool-type Jews, is shuttering its print edition, although its website will continue on. Looks like our deathwatch from last November was accurate, after all! The Great Magazine Die-Off is harder to kill than Steven Seagal.
Last April, Giant magazine was targeted by (someone posing as?) rival XXL, which sent out letters to Giant advertisers warning them the mag would be going out of business. Denials all around! In May: another rumor denied. Today: Giant folds.
The results of the Conde Nast Magazine Death Pool are in, stunningly early: the company announced this morning that it's folding Gourmet,Cookie, and two bridal magazines, Elegant Bride and Modern Bride.
Urb magazine, the hip hop-ish lifestyle mag, is reportedly folding its print edition until further notice and going all-digital. Hip hop magazines remain an endangered species. [via Sage Francis, Byron Crawford]
No extra fashion ads to go around any more. Conde Nast folded its annual "Fashion Rocks" supplement months ago; now, Time Inc, is folding its quarterly fashion mag Style & Design, just before Fashion Week. Four layoffs. Tough times. [NYP]
Complex puts together a very impressive compendium of of 48 separate dead hip hop magazines. Vibe and Mass Appeal were just the latest. I didn't even notice Elemental was gone! R.I.P., One Nut! [Complex]