Mental Floss to Fold Print Edition


1368718007Add Mental Floss to ever-growing list of print magazines that have ceased publication. The title’s November/December issue will be its last.

“While this is the final issue of Mental Floss magazine, we’re hoping it’s not the last you’ll hear from us,” wrote co-founders Mangesh Hattikudur and Will Pearson, in a note to readers.

“We’ve loved creating a print product, but fighting for space on the newsstand and Pony Express-ing issues to doorsteps are no longer the best ways to get you the stories you want. There are more than 20 million Flossers reading and watching Mental Floss online, and for us, to feels like there are so many opportunities for new adventures. We want to build a stronger digital community. We want to find new ways of telling centuries-old stories. And we want you with us.”

As a result of the change, Politico reports that Mental Floss’ editor Jessanne Collins has been named director of multimedia. The magazine’s executive editor Foster Kamer and art director Winslow Taft are departing.

Mental Floss was founded by Hattikudur and Pearson in 2001. In 2011, Dennis Publishing acquired the title.

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