A source close to Plenty Magazine just told URTH Guy that the several year-old green title is to completely shut down all operations, print as well as its website. This comes just days after word got out that the magazine was discontinuing the paper edition in favor of a web-only strategy.
We're told there will be no severances.
At least they had a great last issue, with a fantastically fun look at stuff environmentalists like (unplugging everything! compost! guilting!). So true, so true.
This also comes on the same day in which TDG owner Hearst announced a grim future for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Meredith announced the layoff of 250, and Dow Jones reported a wage freeze. Not long ago, National Geographic opted to kill the print version of The Green Guide, even though it hadn't been long since the venerable org took it over. It's a rough time for us media types.
But hey, at least things are looking good so far for the new MNN.
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