Canadian Magazine Industry News
19 March 2009,     NATIONAL
Tally 2008: Launches once again outnumber closures
At least 71 new magazines were launched in Canada last year, with 58 coming in the consumer sector, while at least 29 magazines were shuttered over the course of 2008, with another six publications missing in action. This, according to Masthead’s 2008 Tally of Canadian magazine launches and closures.

2008 Tally At A Glance

Total launches
: 71
Total closures: 29
Missing in action: 6
Consumer launches: 58
Trade launches: 10
Farm launches: 1
Association launches: 2
Consumer closures: 20
Trade closures: 9
Custom launches*: 4
Custom closures*: 4

*Not included in totals.

Since Masthead is one of the publications that closed its print edition in 2008, the Tally has for the first time been made available online in its entirety.

We have organized the information using a blog format, which also allows us to update our lists of launches and closures as more information becomes available. The Tally has always been treated as a work in progress and the Web allows us to make adjustments in a timelier and more transparent manner.

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