I was in standing the checkout line at Kroger last night and I reached for a Time magazine. I kid you not, the magazine almost felt like a newsletter. I didn’t check the page count but it was extremely thin. The Newsweek sitting next to it was almost as thin. Then I got home and was on the Drudge Report and saw that Conde Naste is ceasing publication of Portfolio, which seems to be a mixture of Vogue and Fortune.
I have a hunch that we are going to see lots of magazines cease publication (at least print editions). There’s simply too many magazines and people are using the internet.
I still subscribe to a few magazines. I like Fortune and Barron’s. I still get Money, Kiplinger’s, and Smart Money but will not be renewing as their subscriptions expire. I just don’t have enough time to keep up with all the different magazines. My wife likes Southern Living, which we’ll probably keep renewing forever. I used to subscribe to GQ but haven’t for the last ten years or so.
One magazine that I LOVED as a kid was The Sporting News. I remember sitting out on the back porch and reading it from cover-to-cover. One of my best childhood memories. They changed their format though and now it sucks.
What magazines do you still subscribe to?