With a few exceptions, such as New York
, People, In Style
, and in-flight airline titles
, magazines had a bad first half of 2008, with newsstand sales falling
6.3% from last year. Meanwhile, McPheters & Co.'s Study of Public Place Engagement reports
that 45% of all magazine reading is done in waiting rooms, with a total of 57% of pages scanned outside the home.
Also in the media glare:
One more thing to blame for media outlets losing money: a lack of
Rolling Stone shrinks
The Baltimore Sun plans
an August 24 "reinvention."
' publisher steps down
Discovery Communications reports
a 9% increase in US advertising revenue.