FishbowlNY’s 2009 Lists: A Timeline Of Magazine Closings

taylor_swift_blender_cover-x622200.jpgIt’s been a tough year for the publishing industry, and magazines in particular have had it rough. Every major publisher has had to shutter at least one of its titles, and some of our favorite glossies have gone to that great magazine rack in the sky.

While it would take forever to list all the over 400 magazines that have folded this year, we here at FishbowlNY put together a timeline of some of the bigger names that were shuttered this year. The bad news? It looks like in the last six months of the year the number of titles snowballed. Here’s hoping that 2010 looks a lot brighter.

After the jump, our timeline

Playgirl – Playgirl Inc., Jan/Feb 2009 (moved to online only)

Plenty magazine – Plenty, January 2009

Country Home – Meredith Corp, March 2009

Domino – Condé Nast, March 2009

Hallmark Magazine – Hallmark Cards, March 2009

Figure Magazine – Charming Shoppes, March/April 2009

Blender – Alpha Media, April 2009

Portfolio – Condé Nast – April 2009

Best Life – Rodale, May 2009

Vibe – Vibe Media Group, June 2009 (addendum: relaunched December 2009)

Southern Accents – Time Inc., Sept/Oct 2009

Time Style & Design
– Time Inc., September 2009

Cookie – Condé Nast, November 2009

Gourmet – Condé Nast, November 2009

Elegant Bride – Condé Nast, November 2009

Modern Bride – Condé Nast, November 2009

Fortune Small Business, Time Inc., November 2009

Metropolitan Home – Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., November 2009

Giant Magazine – Radio One, November 2009

Purpose Driven Connection – Reader’s Digest Association, November 2009

Nickelodeon Magazine – Viacom, December 2009

I.D. Magazine – F+W Media, December 2009

National Geographic Adventure – National Geographic Society, December 2009

BusinessWeek SmallBiz – Bloomberg LP, December 2009

Editor & Publisher – Nielsen Co., December 2009