The Nation, a progressive magazine founded in 1865, is switching to monthly publication as of January. The magazine will now be a “bigger, richer” 84 pages, up from the current 48 pages, according to Bhaskar Sunkara, the president of The Nation. D.D. Guttenplan, The Nation’s editor, and Katrina vanden Heuvel, its editorial director, stated that the publication will continue to focus on long-form analysis and news from the political left, and will be reevaluating the role of the print magazine alongside its other products. Print advertising is not a major source of revenue for The Nation, with the majority of subscribers opting for the print edition. Subscriptions have grown 3.8 percent this year, with nearly 91,000 subscribers, 80 percent of which are for print. Total circulation, including newsstand copies, is 92,000 to 94,000, a significant decline from 2006 when circulation was 187,000. Despite this, Bhaskar Sunkara stated that the reduction in publication frequency is not a step towards a digital-only future, but rather a way to deliver a better print product to readers.
The Nation Magazine Transitions to Monthly Publication Schedule
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