OLD Media Moves

InfoWorld will no longer publish

March 27, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

San Francisco Chronicle reporter Jessica Guynn reports on the paper’s Tech Chronicles blog that the tech industry publication InfoWorld will no longer publish a print edition. Instead, it will send its content to subscribers via e-mail.

InfoWorldGuynn wrote, “The folks there think this is long overdue and that lamenting the demise of a three-decade-old business magazine’s print edition is very ‘old school.’

“‘It shows how many embedded ideas we all have about print–assumptions that must be reconsidered before we can fully free ourselves from the overly confining attitudes of the past,’ blogs Virginia Hines, InfoWorld.com’s vice president and general manager.

“‘We’re a relatively small group with limited resources, and going ahead and making a move that’s eventually inevitable in any case lets us focus undivided attention on the areas of greatest future opportunity for our business.’

“The magazine’s last issue will hit newsstands next week, parent company International Data Group (IDG) said. Approximately 10 employees were laid off.” The news release is here.

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