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Keeping the 1970s, er, the publishing industry alive!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by I Should Coco, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    As Mrs. Coco and I renewed yet another magazine subscription this week (The Nation ... yeah, I know ::)), I was wondering how many of the journos/ex-journos on this site actually pay for a printed product?

    I'll run down our household list ... my guess is, for two people who are 40, the Mrs. and I subscribe to more magazines than most folks our age:

    -- The Nation (have subscribed to this since the late 1990s)
    -- All You (one of her mags, ordered it through a school fundraiser)
    -- Alaska magazine
    -- Rolling Stone (gift subscription a couple years ago, then renewed it myself. It's improved a lot since I last subscribed in the late 1990s)
    -- Mother Jones (just started this one, a good read and only $10/year)

    We also get the local daily newspaper freebee because I work there, and get the Idaho Catholic Register newspaper twice a month through our church.

    That's a lot of recycling material.

    Anyone else?
  2. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    I pick up the Sports Illustrated season previews. I also grab the ESPN the Magazine ones when I can find them (had to get Cody Zeller cover off eBay).

    Other than that, I figure any interesting story will end up on Twitter or linked here, or reported elsewhere.
  3. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Here's the Slate article that prompted this thread: Apparently, Google now generates more ad revenue than all other U.S. print media combined:


    But the publications still have Google beat on subscription revenue! :p
  4. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I have a subscription to Philadelphia magazine because the rates are so low ($7.99/year).
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Smithsonian (annual gift from my parents)
    South Dakota magazine

    Used to get Time but we let that lapse about five years ago. I used to get Rolling Stone and Playboy but dropped both about 20 years ago.
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Age 36 (both wife and I):

    * Local Metro
    * Local suburban rag
    * New York Times
    * Time
    * Rolling Stone
    * The New Yorker
    * The Atlantic
    * Mother Jones (just started)
    * The New Republic (just started)
    * ESPN: The Magazine (started for Insider stuff, but realized how much good writing it contains)
    * Parents
    * Real Simple
    * Parenting
    * Nearby big city's regional magazine (may have let that lapse, though)
    * GQ
    * Esquire
    * Sports Illustrated
  7. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Age 39

    New York magazine
    New Yorker
    ESPN the Magazine (comes with Insider account)
    no newspapers
  8. Walter Burns

    Walter Burns Member

    I'm 35. Mrs. Burns is 36.
    Sports Illustrated
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Sports Illustrated
    ESPN The Magazine
    The New York Times on Sundays
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Age 39.

    Like some others, I get ESPN the Magazine with my Insider subscription. That's all.
  11. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member


    Rolling Stone (been a subscriber since 1978)
    Playboy (since 1980)

    We get the Toronto Sun daily but I do little more than glance at the sports section.
  12. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member


    Sports Illustrated
    Vanity Fair
    Atlantic Monthly
    ESPN the Mag
    Minnesota Monthly
    Entertainment Weekly
    In Style (not sure how we got it, wife doesn't want it, it's impossible to stop the subscription)
    Money (see above, but put "I" for wife and "don't" instead of doesn't)
    New Yorker
    NY Magazine
    Atlantic Monthly
    Writer's Digest
    RT Book Reviews
    Poets & Writers
    Rolling Stone
    Buy the NY Daily News and Times probably 5 days a week.

    They do sometimes pile up.
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