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Magazine Launches Outpace Closures in First Quarter of 2011: Mediafinder reports that 54 Magazines Launch and 24 Fold

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Magazine Launches Outnumber Closures in First Half of 2011:

MediaFinder Reports that 138 Magazines Launch and 74 Fold

NEW YORK CITY, June 30, 2011 – In the first half of 2011, 138 magazines launched, and 74 magazines closed, according to—the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian publications. .

             The top categories for new launches were food and regional interest with new titles such as Gilt Taste and Plum Hamptons. For ceased magazines, the top category was regional interest, with the closure of the 944 Media magazines, recently acquired by Sandow Media Corp.

              “We attribute the increase in magazine launches over last year to the flexibility of magazine publishers and innovative new publishing entrepreneurs,” said Trish Hagood, president of

                In the business-to-business segment, 34 new titles launched, such as Progressive Cattleman, and Converting Quarterly; and 13 titles ceased publication including Industrial Wastewater and Texas Construction.

               MediaFinder®, a media property of Oxbridge Communications®,, is the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian periodicals, with information on 77,000 magazines, journals, newspapers, newsletters, directories, and catalogs. Subscriptions to the online database service are available via or by calling 1-800-955-0231.

               Hagood added, "MediaFinder is a great tool for librarians, researchers, advertisers, direct marketers, PR professionals and other business and professional people looking for in-depth periodical information. And anyone can get started using it for only $49.99 a month, for the Keyword subscription service.” .

             Oxbridge Communications, founded in 1964, maintains the largest database of U.S. and Canadian print media and catalogs. In addition to, it publishes a broad range of reference products including the Standard Periodical Directory, the Standard Periodical Directory flipbook, National Directory of Magazines, Oxbridge Directory of Newsletters and National Directory of Catalogs.


             Oxbridge also offers two free iPhone apps, one for magazines and one for newspapers

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