Paste magazine to go web-only
After announcing via Twitter that Paste was looking for editorial interns earlier this week, my friend who is an Assistant Editor there tweeted that she guessed she was in the market for a new job. Then this today, from the AP:
ATLANTA — The music monthly Paste magazine is shuttering its print publication after struggling financially for more than a year.
Editor-in-chief Josh Jackson said Wednesday that the magazine based in suburban Atlanta will keep its popular website going but will stop sending print editions to its more than 200,000 subscribers.
Last year, the magazine asked readers to donate money to help it stay afloat. That drew thousands of dollars. Jackson says the donations helped delay the inevitable, after advertising revenue dropped.
Paste started as a website in 1998 and was first published on paper in 2002. Each monthly edition includes articles and photos on music, film and culture, plus a CD with songs from up-and-coming artists.
I’m having trouble finding any admission to that end on the Paste website, but the AP is a fairly reliable source, generally. So, I’ll go ahead and wish the fine folks at the magazine well in their new online-only venture. Sad to see another magazine bite the dust. But, I suppose the future happens one thing at a time, no?