Gourmet magazine may be one of the next victims of the media recession. Industry watchers predict the culinary rag won’t make it through the year. Its ad pages dropped from 1,364 to 955 from 2004 to 2008, and they dropped 24% alone last year. For this month’s issue, ad ages were reportedly down another 32%. The magazine’s parent company, Conde Nast, also owns Bon Appetite and epicurious.com, and Gourmet could be a likely casualty in Conde’s continuing belt-tightening. Analysts say Gourmet could survive if it went completely online.
[Silicon Alley Insider via Eater]
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 12, 2009