Recognizing that my news gathering system is working, I wanted to expand my selection criteria to include print media. Because it had been several years since I subscribed to magazines, and that I knew they were being circulated, I was curious what people recommended.
I turned to Facebook.
“Do you subscribe to any printed magazines or newspapers?” I asked on two groups.
Nearly 50 people responded.
The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Mother Jones, Outside, National Geographic, Cook’s Illustrated, Bon Appetit, The Atlantic, Forbes, People, Good Housekeeping, Bust. The list went on.
Vanity Fair and Wired were mentioned by several people – and because I already enjoy their website content, I subscribed to the printed editions. It cost me $13 to receive two magazines a month for a year.
While the internet caused magazine revenue in the United States to decrease 50% over the past decade, statistics from 2018 indicate that 224.6 million people read 7,218 magazines. That sounded impressive.
I anticipate subscribing to more magazines in the days and weeks to follow.
If I can gain knowledge and intelligence, not to mention rest my eyes from computers and phone screens, by reading magazines, then it’s a worthwhile investment. And when I’m done, I’ll pay it forward and donate the issues to someone else.