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The Parade for Your Newspaper is Cancelled

Sunday newspapers around the country will contain less content after November 6, 2022.

Parade Magazine will discontinue its print version in November and become an all-digital, e-edition publication. We’ll load it on the capjournal.com website weekly and be accessible to subscribers.

From The Capital Journal publisher: 

I’m writing to let you know that some big changes are coming soon to three very popular magazines included in the Capital Journal print edition. Athlon Media Group publishes all three magazines.

In October, the Capital Journal will insert the last issues of Spry and Relish magazines into the newspaper. These two publications will be discontinued altogether after the October issue.

Business Wire reported on the end of the print edition last week:

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Arena Group, (NYSE American: AREN) (the “Company” or “The Arena Group”) a tech-powered media company home to more than 240 brands, including Sports Illustrated, TheStreet, Inc. (“TheStreet”), Parade Media (“Parade”), and HubPages, Inc. operating on a single technology platform, today announced it will expand its commitment to the Parade digital business following substantial growth in the first five months of operations, in which it added more than 22 million users. The Company will shift resources from print operations and in November, discontinue printing to enhance Parade web, mobile and e-Edition teams and efforts, as well as expand its social and creator footprint.

The Arena Group acquired AMG/Parade with brands including Parade Media, enabling the creation of the Company’s new Lifestyle vertical in April 2022. Since the acquisition, Parade.com’s unique visitors have nearly tripled, increasing by 189% according to ComScore. The brand recently built niche-topic sources like Parade Pets launched in August, to expand its lifestyle footprint with others planned.

After careful review, management has decided to wind down the Parade print business after the last edition is distributed in November 2022, as well as the Relish and Spry Living print products after October 2022. A number of Parade employees primarily focused on print will be departing in a one-time restructuring.

 

Parade first appeared in 1941 and The Daily Cartoonist covered their history last year with a look skewed to the publication’s cartoon publishing through the years. The insert ceased printing cartoons eight years ago so it was already a dead market to cartoonists.

 

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#1 Fred King
September/23/2022
@ 4:15 pm

Remember when Parade was large and thick enough that you didn’t have to look for it amongst the grocery store ads? When it had more than one story? When it was interesting?

Probably not. I’m showing my age again.

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