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18Oct
2012
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Magazine To End Print Edition After 80 Years In Publication

Print media for the most part is a dying breed in the age of the Internet and Newsweek has announced after 80 years of publishing, they will be printing their last issue on December 31st, 2012.

In 2001, the magazine had 3 million subscribers. Right now, they have less than half that number.

Newsweek has been in trouble. In 2010, the Washington Post sold Newsweek for $1.00. Yes, one dollar. It was sold to Sidney Harmon and for him to take over the magazine's financial responsibility.

Tina Brown, the magazine's editor-in-chief and who also runs "The Daily Beast" web site announced that as of December 31, 2012, Newsweek will cease publication and will be available online with The Beast web site.

In speaking with USA Today, Brown said there will be a meeting with employees of the magazine and there will be many layoffs.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Do not be surprised to see more magazines folding in the coming year...

17Aug
2012
4

Its True. Justin Bieber Is On The Cover Of Vibe. Seriously.


Justin Bieber is the cover story of Vibe with a photo-shoot and interview with the music star.  This is the first time Justin has been on the cover of the Urban Music Magazine.

For more on the Bieber/Vibe cover story, click on the continue reading button.

3Jan
2012
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Daniel Craig, George Clooney, & Matt Damon Cover Vanity Fair

Daniel Craig, Goerge Clooney, & Matt Damon. Photo: Vanity Fair
Daniel Craig, Goerge Clooney, & Matt Damon. Photo: Vanity Fair

Daniel Craig, Goerge Clooney, & Matt Damon. Photo: Vanity Fair

The Febuarary cover is all sorts of hotness as Daniel Craig, George Clooney, and Matt Damon are all on the cover.

The shot was taken by famous photographer Annie Leibowitz and features what Vanity Fair feels is Hollywood's top leading actors.

That really is some cover.  Hmm.  After Lindsay Lohan's Playboy shoot, print media is getting a small shot in the arm with this cover.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Who would you want to be?

22Oct
2009
1

Playboy Magazine In Trouble

I said earlier this week the Marge Simpson was a desperate attempt. An attempt to maybe get younger readers but desperate to also try other things and there is a reason for that.

Playboy is in trouble. It sucks because I have like every Playboy since like the early 60's until the issue before the Heidi Montag one.  It was then I saw they were playing catch-up to Maxim instead of blazing trails.-Dr.FB

20Oct
2009
3

Move Over Marge Simpson! Here Is Alina

Alina Puscau For Playboy. Photo: Playboy.com
Alina Puscau For Playboy. Photo: Playboy.com

Alina Puscau For Playboy. Photo: Playboy.com

Alina Puscau, who is director Brett Ratner's girlfriend, and who also did the photo shoot for Playboy, in the issue with Marge Simpson on the cover.

Marge Simpson on the cover of Playboy.  I know you all heard of her being on the cover, but really, come on now. I am starting to worry about Playboy as it is part of a dying breed; Print Media.

I know it has been done in the past but the Marge Simpson thing stinks of desperation. Thankfully, we have Alina.  And to top it off, she is not even a blonde. Maybe Hef is thinking outside the box.-Dr.FB

20Aug
2009
2

Video Ads Coming to Print Magazines

The future is here as there will be videos in magazines now.

Check out the future right here and let me know what you think.-Dr.FB