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Are We Saying Goodbye To VIBE Magazine?

July 1, 2009

Unconfirmed sources have reported that VIBE Magazine has shut its doors today.

I am shocked as one of the nations biggest hip-hop-in-print authorities has stopped the presses.

All we get is a Twitter tweet “Dear John”…Thank you!

Then, hours later, we  hear the following…

Vibe magazine, the best-known and most mainstream of the magazines aimed at the hip-hop generation, is folding immediately after 16 years, Steve Aaron, Vibe Media Group’s chief executive officer, announced on Tuesday. Later in the day, Vibe founder Quincy Jones said, “I’m trying to buy my magazine back now,” according to Adrienne Samuels Gibbs of Ebony magazine.

“Jones told just moments ago during a telephone call to Jones’ London abode”‘ that, “They just messed my magazine all up, but I’m gonna get it back. You better believe it, I’m going to take it online because print and all that stuff is over” Gibbs wrote.

Is monthly print media dead?

What would we do if we couldn’t turn the pages of a magazine?

What’s your opinion?


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