IDG To Restrict New Magazine Launches To Internet-Only; Readers Can Vote On Whether To Go Print

With all the talk of consumer and entertainment publications becoming strictly internet endeavors, it would seem like a foregone conclusion for tech trades. And for IDG, publisher of InfoWorld, PC World and some 300 other tech pubs, it is. Aside from the earlier news about InfoWorld going from being a weekly magazine to online-only, Pat McGovern, the company’s founder and chairman, in an interview on Mediashift discusses the prospect of starting all new magazine ventures online and polling readers as to whether to form a print version out of it. The first example of that tactic is taking place with ComputerWorld, which was recently launched in the UK for the web-only. Time will tell if the readers want it in a print format too, he said.
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