View Full Version : PC Magazine Will Cease Printing a Paper Version

Nov 20, 2008, 09:25 AM
Link (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/20/business/media/20mag.html)

Ziff Davis Media announced Wednesday that it was ending print publication of its 27-year-old flagship, PC Magazine, and would take the title online only.

PC Magazine’s circulation was 1.2 million in the late 1990s.
It is the latest of several magazine publishers to drop a print edition, as advertising plummets and the cost of printing a paper version rises.

“The viability for us to continue to publish in print just isn’t there anymore,” Jason Young, chief executive of Ziff Davis, said in an interview.

Nov 20, 2008, 09:29 AM
Not surprised, have you seen how slim the print version was recently?

It was like a penny saver with a few article in it.

It's a shame, I did a brief stint at Ziff Davis years ago.

Nov 20, 2008, 09:33 AM

Bad times for layout artists. :(

Nov 20, 2008, 09:59 AM
Too bad.

I use to get MacWorld all the time but around 2000 I stopped getting them as they could not compete with the online. Whenever a new Mac came out MacWorld was several months behind on their article. By then I would have already read about the new Mac in far more technical and benchmarking detail then the magazine would ever present.

I'm actually surprised that PCWorld magazine lasted as long as it did. With so much immediate online content the magazine would always be behind the times.