Staying in a hotel room that came with a complimentary copy of Radar magazine, I recently had occasion to peruse its pages. As an editor, I admired the articles and the inteligence that went into the product, though I found it a bit meta for my taste. More media generated by media, whereas I like to get closer to the source for my reading pleasure. Looking at it as a publisher, I remember thinking how thin it was in ad pages before remembering that Radar had a couple of moneybag backers who wouldn't be bailing out after so short a trial. Or would they? Timing is everything here. And all is not well in the magazine business with Time magazine recently laying off some 80 plus people and advertising for print flat at best.


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