What Magazines Have Gone Out of Business?

What Magazines Have Gone Out of Business?

Notable magazines that have gone out of business include National Geographic Adventure, Giant Magazine, Metropolitan Home and Gourmet, according to The Last Page. Reasons for going out of business include reader's preference for digital media and pressure from the 2008 recession.

The National Geographic Adventure magazine made its debut in 1999 as a quarterly magazine, and it won a number of awards including an award for general excellence from the National Magazine Awards. The magazine went out of business in late 2009 largely because of changes in the media business and unfavorable economic climate.

Giant Magazine was acquired in 2007 by the notable radio broadcaster Radio One. The magazine’s main audience was African Americans and had been in circulation since 2004. The print magazine was suspended in 2010 due to reported losses and Radio One’s decision to focus on their online platform. It was rebranded GiantLife which is available exclusively online.

Metropolitan Home was started in 1969 and was originally named Apartment Ideas. It was renamed Metropolitan Home in 1981 and was bought by Hachette Filipacchi in 2002. The magazine went out of business in 2009 after being affected by the previous year’s recession.

Lastly, Gourmet magazine went out of business in late 2009, reportedly due to an economic slowdown. The magazine was considerably popular but was shut down in favor of Conde Nast’s other magazine, Bon Appetit.