A year ago around this time, New York magazine switched from a weekly to a bi-weekly print schedule. Today, it is that publication’s turn to report on a similar industry transition.
— Accessories Council (@AccessoryNews) April 24, 2015
Per a report by The Cut’s Kristin Tice Studeman, today marks the final time WWD will be publishing a daily weekday print edition. Like Variety, the other venerable industry bible acquired by Jay Penske, the switch on the print side is being made from daily to weekly:
“Today we say goodbye to an old friend, a morning habit for generations,” writes WWD editor-in-chief Edward Nardoza in his editor’s letter…
In his letter, Nardoza remembers the good old days of journalism, when the “colossal presses in the basement cranked up and thundered through the floors” and a copy of WWD cost a whopping penny (50 cents for a yearly subscription).”