Thursday, November 20, 2008
PC Magazine will Ditch Print Edition in 2009
Yet another magazine was added to the long list of casualties from print media's battle for to survive against online news. This week's obituary for print journalism features PC magazine- a publication of Ziff Davis Media.
When its first print edition hit newsstands in 1982,well before most Americans owned a personal computer, PC magazine was ahead of its time.But times have changed the print industry as well as the computer industry,and PC Magazine won't be on the shelves much longer- Jan. 2009 will be the final print issue.
Ziff Davis Media's chief executive Jason Young told Reuters that the transition to 100% online content is the final phase in a plan that started at the beginning of this decade.
Moving our flagship property to an all-digital format is the final step in an evolutionary process that has been playing out over the last seven years. Since 2000, online has been the focal point where technology buyers get their information and technology marketers are directing their dollars to drive demand and build their brands.
Ziff Davis Media filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in March, and PC mag's shift to a web-only format shouldn't come as a surprise to any of you who follow this blog. Earlier this month, I wrote about similar plans at Christian Science Monitor and U.S. News and World Report
Christian Science Monitor has been in circulation for 100 years, and was the first national newspaper to replace its daily print edition with its website.U.S. News and World Report is prioritizing stories for online and shifting to a monthly issue.
By Matt O'Hern at 12:09 PM | Comments (1)