Monday, October 05, 2009
Another victim of the economy, Conde Nast decides to shutter one of its most prestigous titles, Gourmet. It's a little bit of a shock since its editor, Ruth Reichl, is such a powerful player in the foodie world. But alas, print media in general has been suffering, and after 25% across the board budget cuts, Conde decided to retire the magazine after a McKinsey study's recommendation. Read more about it here.
The interesting part is that we get Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and Food & Wine. I don't read any of them, preferring to look at the internets. It's probably fair to say that readership and ad sales decline are a result of not only the ailing economy, but also a new generation of media competition.
Where do you go for your food-news and entertainment?