New York Magazine to cut print publishing in half

In yet another bad sign for the print industry, New York Magazine announced yesterday that it will decrease its publishing to biweekly in March 2014.

New York Media will go from publishing 42 issues annually to 30 in 2014, and 29 every year after that. The changes take effect this March.

In a statement, the company said each issue will have roughly 20% more content, including more visuals, a revamped fashion section called the Cut, and new columnists.

At the same time, it will grow its digital content. "New York has evolved dramatically since its founding in 1968, with its intelligence, humor, playfulness, and visual punch remaining constants," editor-in-chief Adam Moss said in a statement. "Readers will continue to find what they love in the magazine, and we’re undertaking these new changes to meet their changing media habits on all platforms."

The company did not address any financial reasons for its print publishing cuts in the statement.

Nymag.com will have a new science blog, more coverage of photographs and photography, and expanded coverage of fashion and culture, according to the company.