The Last Days of Gourmet

When I started blogging almost ten years ago, I decided that I would not blog about the transactions of the magazine world: the buying, selling, launching, closing, hiring, firing stuff. Those things are what trade (business-to-business) publications and news websites focus on and I don’t really want to play the role of “reporter” here. (Self-appointed pundit is more fun.)

However, I have made some exceptions to that rule. If transactions involve friends or someone who is especially newsworthy, or if the launch or closure involves a publication that reporters start pulling out the adjective venerable to describe. (In journalism school, they must teach that there are no other adjectives to describe magazines that have lasted a long time.)

So I decided to point to an “insta-blog” in which Kevin Demara captures “the final days of the venerable magazine Gormet because it reminded me that while (as I’ve siad) magazines open and magazines close, magazines are also people.

(via: waxy.org)

  • bhamadgal

    Hearbreaking to look at the Gourmet photos. I had to observe similar scenes first hand with the shuttering of the “venerable” Southern Accents.

  • bhamadgal

    Hearbreaking to look at the Gourmet photos. I had to observe similar scenes first hand with the shuttering of the “venerable” Southern Accents.