AJR to Stop Printing


The American Journalism Review is going to stop printing their magazine and become a student run website that will be subscription based.  

AJR says they will end production of its print edition and launch a redesigned website in Fall 2013 as it becomes an online-only publication, the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism announced Wednesday.

Most of AJR's content will be produced by Merrill College students under the guidance of Merrill faculty members Leslie Walker and Sean Mussenden.

"The model for publishing has clearly shifted to digital formats as online readership has grown," said Merrill College Dean Lucy A. Dalglish. "It no longer made financial sense for the award-winning AJR to continue producing a print magazine because most AJR readers accessed content on the Web. In addition, philanthropy has long been an important source of funding for print magazines devoted to media criticism. That support has steadily declined over the past 10 years."