They say that print media is dying. Whether that is a fact or not I don't claim to know. I do know that newspaper subscriptions are down and the best one around, the New York Times, now costs one whole dollar. The only people I know with magazine subscriptions are the office managers for oil change places and dentists. I also know that the Internet is too fast; by the time news shows up in print it is old news.
But there is something intangibly enjoyable about reading a good magazine. While not as nimble as the web, a good magazine can more than make up for it and become a monthly highlight and a tent pole of influence with good design, deep editorial, and exclusive content. The Fader is a sterling example of this.
Major League Soccer has recently created a page-turner with a publication of the same name. Billed as "the magazine for soccer lovers" (almost sounds like something you'd hide from your spouse doesn't it?) and boasting an all-star team of writers, editors and contributors like ESPN's Steve Davis, Andrea Canales, and soccer's multi-platform media mogul Jimmy Conrad you'd be well served to actually subscribe to this. But don't hold your breath for anyone to come 'round your house with a big cardboard check for doing so...people have bills to pay.