Dead Mag Society. (News Analysis)

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CLOSING CALENDAR

As the recession tore through the media industry in 2001, it left in its wake a long roster of magazine fatalities. According to our calculations, more than 100 magazines expired during the year.

Caroline Jenkins and Mark Miller

JANUARY

ADOBE MAGAZINE (Adobe Systems)

DABS (Dads Media)

ECOMMERCE BUSINESS (Cahners Business Information)

GEORGE (Hachette Filipacchi Magazines)

HIPPOCRATES (Massachusetts Medical Society)

OFFSPRING (joint venture between Hearst Magazines and Dow Jones)

RADIANCE: THE MAGAZINE FOR LARGE WOMEN (Alice Ansfield)

THE SOURCE SPORTS (Source Publications)

FEBRUARY

CODE (Larry Flynt Publications)

DIGITAL PHOTO (Imagine Media)

EV (Cahners)

MAXIMUM LINUX (Imagine)

OFFICIAL SEGA DREAMCAST MAGAZINE (Imagine)

REVOLUTION (Imagine)

TOTAL MOVIE (Imagine)

T3 (Imagine)

MARCH

CARTOON NEWS MAGAZINE (Lurie Academia)

FAMILY MONEY (Meredith)

JUMP (Weider Publications; list sold to G+J USA Publishing's YM)

LEISURE TRAVEL NEWS (VNU Business Publications)

MATURE OUTLOOK (Meredith Corporation)

TELECONFERENCE MAGAZINE (Advanstar Communications)

TRAVEL COUNSELOR (VNU)

WOW XTRA (H&S Media)

APRIL

BRAND MARKETING (Fairchild Publications; supplement to Supermarket News)

HOME OFFICE COMPUTING (Freedom Technology Group)

HOT (H&S)

INSIDE MAGAZINE (Powerful Media)

POJO's POKEMON (H&S)

MAY

HOTDOTS (Time Inc.)

MONDO (Cabal Communications)

JUNE

ACCESS (Access Media)

BARE (John Brown Publishing)

CATS (Primedia)

ECOMPANY NOW (Time Inc.; Time Inc. bought Business 2.0, folded it and applied the name to eCompany Now)

GLUE (Glue Productions)

INTERIORS (VNU)

KITCHEN GARDENER (Taunton Press)

MARY BETH'S BEAN BAG WORLD (H&S)

MARY BETH'S QUICK & EASY CRAFTS (H&S)

REVOLUTION (Haymarket Group)

TEDDY BEARS & MORE (H&S)

JULY

CONSUMERS DIGEST (Consumers Digest Media)

FAMILY PC (Ziff Davis Media)

GREAT CHEFS (H&S)

GREAT GRILLING (H&S)

INDIVIDUAL INVESTOR (Individual Investor Group)

MANAGED HEALTH CARE NEWS (Quadrant HealthCom)

MIDRANGE COMPUTING (IIR Ltd.)

ONE (One Media)

SCOOBY DOO SCOOBY SNACKS (H&S)

VIDEO GAME REVIEW (H & S)

WALKING (Reader's Digest Association)

YOUR MONEY (Consumers Digest)

AUGUST

BOLD (Davis Media)

BROADBAND WEEK (Cahners)

BTA SOLUTIONS (Business Technology Assoc. …