The first half of 2015 featured 52 magazines launches, down 23 compared to the first half of last year. As Crain’s New York points out, some of those new magazines weren’t exactly new.
While launches were down, so were closures. For the first half of 2015, 21 magazines folded. The most notable of those was probably Lucky. During the first half of 2014, 27 magazines were shuttered.