Saturday, October 11, 2008

Farewell CosmoGirl...

Hearst announced on Friday that it was shutting the teenagers’ magazine CosmoGirl. The December issue will be its last.
After that, subscribers will receive Seventeen, another Hearst magazine.
The company will continue to run the profitable Web site
The magazine industry in general is struggling, and ad pages were down 7.4 percent in the first half of this year, according to the Publishers Information Bureau. CosmoGirl fared worse: its ad pages fell 14.5 percent,to about 298 pages. Seventeen’s ad pages were down 5.7 percent, to 377 pages.

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