Check out this story about magazine closings, here.
As of December 14, 428 titles have ceased publication in 2009. In 2008, 613 print magazines closed down, compared to 643 in 2007. That may be good news for the print media, but bad news for forests... Actually, there are worse things for forests, like the beef we eat in our hamburgers. The Amazon jungle loses thousands of acres daily to the cattle industry.
Are we running out of magazines and that´s why less of them are closing down? What the story doesn't reveal is the percentage of closures.
Condé Nast Portfolio was one of the magazines to close down in 2009, but Borders in Santa Barbara still had it in the stand as of two weeks ago. For a second, I thought it had been relaunched, before I noticed it was the May 2009 issue. After seven months they hadn't sold the last copy!