Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ceased or Deceased?

Beginnings are always more fun than endings. It is sad when it's time to bid adieu.

I heard this week that Ladies Home Journal folded. Is that true?

I found this link recently to ceased markets. I find it depressing. As a freelance writer always seeking new venues, I am saddened to see the markets continually shrinking. Is the print industry dying?

What do you think? 

7 comments:

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

Oh, Sylvia Plath read the LHJ faithfully. I hate to hear that it's gone.

Daisy said...

Fewer and fewer magazine markets saddens me too. We are living in a different world from even just a few short years ago.

Pearl said...

I think as you do. Hate to see them go...

Pearl

Bookie said...

Think that LHJ was been around since 1883 and is now gone! I think things are changing too fast. Phones and pads and social media are all nice in their own way but they are abolishing the lovely ease of sitting in an overstuffed chair under a soft light and reading a short story with characters we might like to meet. Don't get me started...I will shut up.

Val said...

For anybody sad about no longer reading the LHJ...I'm sure my mom has a giant stack of them.

That is a long list! I suspect it's not simply because people don't read print anymore. People don't read anymore. They are tied to their cell phones, and they're not using them to read informative articles.

Lisa Claro said...

Alas, nothing stays the same. My grandmother lamented the loss of radio entertainment when TV took over. My mother lamented the loss of vinyl records. I lament the loss of printed media. Everything evolves.

The digital world is taking over. I disagree with Val that people aren't reading anymore. The success of e-books and online magazines proves that they are. In fact, the new wave is using one's phone as a reader. The tide is changing, and not in favor of paper print. I don't think it will go away altogether, but digital print will eventually become the standard. It's cheaper, faster, and more portable.

Tammy said...

How sad. I wonder what will be read in doctors' waiting rooms? I guess people will have their own reading material on their phones. People aren't reading less, but the quality has changed.