Blender Magazine "R.I.P"
Mar 26, 2009 Leave a Comment
It makes me very sad to hear that owner Alpha Media Group closed the doors on Blender Magazine today. Yet another lost in print media is taken under by the wake of our economic times. The Blender closing means 30 people lost their jobs today leaving Maxim as Alpha Media Group's solo publication. The April 2009 issue will be it's last.
This is a very tough business that appears to be getting tougher and tougher everyday.
It was reported last month by Thisis50.com that Vibe Magazine did not have enough money to put out their March issue. They somehow were able to put out a March issue, but those in this business could see it was very ad lite to say the least. Meaning with the lack of advertising in the March issue it is very doubtful that any money was made on that issue at all, most likely another number to add to the red. We will have to wait to see if an April Issue is printed.