New York Magazine Will Be a Weekly Magazine No More

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
Dec. 2 2013 9:56 AM

The End of New York Magazine As a Weekly

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A general view of the atmosphere at New York Taste hosted by New York Magazine on November 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for New York Magazine)

Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for New York Magazine

Beginning in March, New York magazine will abandon its weekly format in favor of a bi-weekly one that will cut the number of annual print issues by nearly a third moving forward. "The magazine will move from publishing 42 issues to 29 annually (in calendar year 2014, there will be 30 issues, as the change takes effect with the issue dated March 3–10), on a biweekly basis, with three additional special issues covering a single subject from top to bottom," the magazine announced this morning. (Those three single-subject issues, for those wondering, will be an annual gift guide, a food-and-drink issue, and ranking of the best doctors, according to the New York Times.)

The magazine is doing its best to spin the news as a positive, noting that while there will be fewer print issues on news stands and in mailboxes moving forward, each issue will come with about "20 percent more content per issue." Perhaps more noteworthy for readers of the popular (and generally awesome) magazine: The company will reinvest at least some of the savings in the portion of its editorial product with a financial future: its digital properties, including NYmag.comVulture.comThe Cut and Grub Street. (The company is also promising "a new blog devoted to the latest science on human behavior.") For more on the change, check out David Carr's take in the New York Times.

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