944 Magazine Closes Up Shop

The regional “entertainment, lifestyle and fashion” magazine 944 has folded. This month’s June issue will be the mag’s last. 944 published in Orange County, San Francisco and San Diego as well as Phoenix, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Dallas and Detroit and had a combined circulation of 3.4 million. Desert Living got a hold of an internal memo from the executive editor to staff announcing the decision to shut down operations.

Date: June 1, 2011 8:48:50 AM PDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: A thank you and a goodbye

To my friends and colleagues,

I was informed yesterday afternoon that after a long and crazy run, the June issue of 944 Magazine — which hits the streets today — will be its last. While this news does sadden me, I have enjoyed my time here and all the efforts we have put into pushing the boundaries and expectations of this book and its audience. I have been lucky enough to work with all of you as well as an incredible staff along the way, and I can never thank any of you enough for the experiences that have been bestowed upon me because that.

While I have yet to decide my next adventure, I’m looking forward to taking on new challenges in my professional life and I hope that means our paths will cross again in the future. Thank you again for everything, and please feel free to reach out to me for any reason.