[JPL] Re: Arts, Briefly - Jazz Times Will Play On - NYTimes.com

TomtheJazzman tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com
Mon Jul 13 01:09:44 EDT 2009



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> Published: July 12, 2009
> JazzTimes, one of the country's most prominent jazz magazines with a 
> circulation of more than 100,000, announced last month on its Web 
> site, jazztimes.com <http://jazztimes.com>, that it was ceasing 
> publication because of financial trouble. Much of the magazine's 
> audience --- as well as contributors who hadn't been paid for their 
> recent work --- assumed that this was the end of a long-running 
> institution, one that started as the newsletter Radio Free Jazz in 
> 1970 and developed into a glossy magazine in 1990. But the magazine, 
> above, will return, its editor in chief, Lee Mergner, said in an 
> interview on Sunday. Its former publisher, Glenn Sabin, has sold the 
> magazine's brand and assets to Madavor Media, a Boston-based company 
> that publishes specialized magazines on collectibles and sports. An 
> August issue will be published, and arrangements are being made to pay 
> contributors what they are owed, Mr. Mergner said. The magazine will 
> retain its managing editor, Evan Haga, and intends to use the same 
> contributors. "Our only plans are to figure out how to do things 
> better," Mr. Mergner added. "This isn't an opportunity for us to clean 
> house."
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