As we stated several months ago, it has now come to pass; GIANT Magazine is folding. Radio One, owner of urban publication Giant Magazine, has announced that the print edition will cease publication after the upcoming issue is released to newsstands.
Our sources told us that the expected factors have all played a hand in the folding of the GIANT, such as the economy, as well as media dollars being shifted away from print magazines to Internet properties.
The Giant brand will continue to operate under Radio One’s subsidiary company, Interactive One.
Interactive One was launched in 2008 to compliment Radio One’s portfolio of digital properties, which include BlackPlanet.com, NewsOne.com and Hellobeautful.com.
Giantlife.com will launch with an exclusive video series featuring Alicia Keys. Giant was a bi-monthly publication that was acquired by Radio One in 2007. The magazine published a total of 33 issues.
Alicia Keys is featured on Giant Magazine's final cover of the print edition, which lands on newsstands December 15th.
The question now remains, who's next?
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