By Steve Smith
Following a brutal 2018 for publishing overall, in which digital-first content companies performed horribly, Ad Age has released its list of magazine top performers.
Not so long ago, venture capitalists were banking on digital-content newcomers to vanquish traditional publishers. It didn’t happen. And while print publishing has been an industry “in secular decline,” there are some undeniably wonderful titles out there that continue to inspire, delight and entertain us. Oh, and they also continue to make money.
According to the Ad Age feature, “In a media environment in which even tech giants are telling us to address our collective online addiction (see Apple’s Screen Time and Facebook’s ‘Your Time on Facebook’ tracker), print as a medium for immersive storytelling arguably deserves its day in the sun more than ever.”