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Magazine Publishing Still Has Issues

We think magazine publishers face an uphill battle.

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Magazine publishers are facing some of the same issues plaguing the newspaper business. Consumers are migrating online for content, and advertisers are shifting ad budgets away from print.

The news-driven magazines have been among the hardest hit, which makes sense given the immediacy of content available on the Internet.  McGraw-Hill (MHP), sold its BusinessWeek unit to Bloomberg last year for a minimal dollar amount and the assumption of liabilities, as the weekly magazine had suffered operating losses for several years.

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