Deja-story alert

Deja-story alert: If you missed Aileen Jacobson’s article last week in Newsday about 2003 magazine launches (rexblog flashback), then you may want to read Leon Lazaroff’s version of the same story in today’s Chicago Tribune. Of course, my friend and hero, Samir Husni is quoted in both stories. (rexblog hint: If you are new to following the coverage of the magazine industry, here is some help for you. You can always depend on a constant stream of industry punditry regarding the amazing number of new magazines being launched balanced with a constant stream of industry pundits predicting the future contraction in the number of magazines.)