Several weeks ago I went ahead and subscribed to Jewish Living magazine. So I was surprised and disappointed to receive this e-mail message today:
September 29, 2008
Dear subscribers, colleagues and friends of Jewish Living,
After an extremely successful launch and five well-received issues Jewish Living will suspend publication as of today.
Launched in November 2007 and named one of the top launches of the year by Media Industry News (min), Jewish Living was already making headlines with features in The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Daily News, New York Post, Mediaweek, Gawker, Jossip, Folio and others.
Jewish Living was fortunate to have attracted a significant subscribers base,
committed advertisers and the respect of the editorial and creative community.
However, given current economic conditions, it has become increasingly difficult to ensure sustainable funding and therefore the ongoing viability of the business.
We are gratified by the overwhelming response the publication has received from both subscribers and newsstand purchasers.
We are grateful for the stellar contributions of both our talented staff of art directors, editors, writers, photographers and stylists as well as those of our tireless publishing team and outside partners.
The message says nothing about refunding subscription payments.