Media Outlets That Have Closed, Shuttered, Folded, or Relaunched a Comeback

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The media is a turbulent industry. Reasons for media closures are varied. And sometimes, a media outlet can have a comeback (hello domino!!).

When Tin Shingle hears of media closures, we will post them here. Some media outlets closed a long time ago, but you may have been very busy running your business to have known.

MAGAZINE CLOSURES

NYLON

The October 2017 issue will be NYLON's farewell to print editions moving fully to digital in 2018. The new publication will offer links to shop brands featured and a "page- turning" feel. Read more about the history and decision in Tin Shingle's blog.

Village Voice

Despite not having the date finalized, on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Village Voice announced it will be ending print production after 62 years. The end of an era is not a surprise as it is the way everything is moving: digital. The Voice will change focus mainly with their media presence reaching their audience daily.

Self Magazine
Believe it or not, Self Magazine has closed in late 2016 and will stop producing print editions. Despite Anna Wintour being the Articistic Director, it apparently did not hook or resonate with audiences the way it needed to. Tin Shingle wrote about it here to give you some perspective. Look for its publishing life to continue in digital.

Fitness Magazine (Meredith)
Meredith folded Fitness magazine after owning it for a decade and picking up Shape magazine from American Media Inc. Although the website is still in operation, the print mag has been replaced by Shape.
Read why the President of Meredith's National Media Group welcomed the deal on IBT.com

The New York Times Small Business Section
Although it didn't fold, New York Times has renamed the section Entrepreneurship.
Read the Editor's note to learn why the change was implemented.

Fit Pregnancy (Meredith)
Shortly after picked up by Meredith the print edition was shuttered. Then, in February 2016 Fit Pregnancy along with American Baby were combined into Fit Pregnancy & Baby.
Read more about the change and combining of brands in Talking New Media.

American Baby (Meredith)
American Baby delivered advice and news for a health pregnancy and baby. In February 2016 American Baby along with Fit Pregnancy were combined into Fit Pregnancy & Baby.
Read more about the change and combining of brands in Talking New Media.

More Magazine (Meredith) (again)
This isn't the first time that More Magazine has closed. The first time was in 2013, and despite its comeback, rumblings started in July 2015. Then in February 2016, the announcement came from Meredith, its publishing house, that More Magazine was closing. Reasons were blamed on poor advertising sales and declining readership.
Read this article in the Wall Street Journal.
Read about it at the New York Post

Details Magazine (Condé Nast)
A revered magazine for men's fashion, Details Magazine has closed. Low advertising revenue was the reason.
Read this article in the Wall Street Journal.

All You (Time Inc.)
A new CEO at the time used All You print magazine as his first closure since taking the job. This just after announcing the acquisition of HelloGiggles.com, an indication that Time Inc. is moving into digital territory, as pointed out by the Wall Street Journal.
Read this article in the Wall Street Journal.

Magazine Comebacks!

domino
Domino is an American home magazine which was in circulation between April 2005 and March 2009, and then relaunched as a print and digital magazine and ecommerce platform in October 2013.
Read about domino's comeback in the New York Post.
Read domino's history in Wikipedia.

 


 

TV SHOW CANCELATIONS OR CHANGES

If you have TV exposure on this or any TV show, do buy the clip for your press page. All shows and segments, no matter if they are canceled or still in production, will pull some segments from the internet. Your link to them will be a broken link in a few years. So invest in the clip and host it on your website for all to see.

FABLife
FABLife was a TV talk show pioneered by Tyra Banks. According to Variety, when she pulled out in November 2015, no replacement was found. The show was canceled in January 2016, but according to Variety, is still producing the full first season with new episodes.
Read about FABLife's cancelation in Variety.

Meredith Vieira Show
Meredith came out with her own breakout show after years co-starring with others on the "The View," "Today" and "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." After two seasons, NBC canceled the show. According to Nielsen in this article at Variety, it was "the second least popular of the 15 current syndicated talk shows" - the least popular being FABLife. Ouch. But it's still impressive on your Press page if you have a clip!
Read about Meredith Vieira's Show in Variety.

Neil Patrick Harris, "Best Time Ever"
You may not have known that Neil Patrick Harris had his own show, but he did, and it got canceled late in 2015. NBC Isn't letting the ubertalented funnyman go that easy, however, in a new deal with Harris' Prediction Productions-.
Read about NBC's decision at Variety.

Bethenny Frankel
For a hot second, the creator of the Skinnygirl Cocktails, author of four self-help books, and reality show star, had her own TV talk show, Bethenny, in 2014. After just one season, it was canceled. In an article at US Weekly, Bethenny says she was "relieved" to learn about the cancelation, saying she was "a little over myself."
Read about Betheny's show cancelation at US Weekly.

David Letterman as The Late Show Host
The last episode with David Letterman as the host of The Late Show was May 20, 2015. Dave was replaced by Stephen Colbert, formerly the host of his own show, The Colbert Report.

The Colbert Report
With much lamenting by many, the final episode of The Colbert Report was on December 18, 2014. The following year, Stephen took over as the host of The Late Show.
Read about the history of The Colbert Report on Wikipedia.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart left his show to pursue a career as a film director. Trevor Noah has replaced him.
Check out The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

Oprah Winfrey Show
Yup, Oprah was on the air from 1986 to 2011. If you want to see Oprah on TV, tune into her new network, OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). Contacts for OWN are in Tin Shingle's Media Contact database, which you can get with a membership subscription.
Read about the Oprah Winfrey Show's history in Wikipedia.
Check out Oprah.com