OLD Media Moves

ALM turns National Law Journal into monthly magazine

March 30, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

National Law JournalALM, which operates legal and business publications around the country, has redesigned its weekly National Law Journal publication into a monthly magazine.

The first monthly issue of the 39-year-old publication is April.

The National Law Journal’s focus on federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Court will be expanded in the monthly magazine, which will also include stories about political updates such as court appointments and federal and state lawmaking developments.

“We have adapted our offering to help meet our readers’ demand for quality content across multiple channels that they can consume whenever and however they want,” said editor in chief Beth Frerking, in a statement. “Based on the regular feedback we receive, our subscribers prefer to keep informed of breaking headlines throughout the workday, and often find it easier to read our expert analysis in the evening or over the weekend when they have more time to digest our in-depth content.”

The move is the latest in an overhaul at ALM, which laid off 20 percent of its workforce at the first of the year. The company has also organized its new coverage into themed desks around its newsrooms.

Last year, the company changed Texas Lawyer from a weekly to a monthly publication and switched the Connecticut Law Tribune into an online-only publication. It also switched The Recorder, a California weekly law publication, to an online-only publication.


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