Bye magazine

Bye magazine: It’s not often that the launch or
suspension of a custom magazine is newsworthy, but when it’s published
for the U.S. State Department for an audience of Arab youth, it’s
significant enough to gain media coverage beyond the
rexblog
.

This afternoon, the State
Department announced it is suspending publication and conducting a
review of its Arabic language magazine, ‘Hi,’ to assess whether the
magazine is meeting its objectives effectively.” “During the period of
this review, the print version of ‘Hi’ magazine will be suspended.” The
magazine’s Web site, himag.com, will remain active
during the period.

(rexblog flashback: Hi Magazine
announcement: 3/22/2003.
Disclosure: I am a friendly competitor (and friends) with the folks who
publish Hi.)

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