Interviewed for the above article, The Baltimore Sun, April 4, 2012. My quote

Alter’s approach reflects a broader trend in American publishing in which magazines are ultra-specialized to connect with a loyal group of subscribers, said Samir Husni, director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi.

“The economy doesn’t affect that membership [in a niche publication] as much as a general-interest magazine,” said Husni, noting that there are 10,000 magazine titles available to consumers now, compared with 2,000 in 1980. “Contrary to rumors, print is not dead.”

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