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Tina Brown Is Wrong About Portfolio

We’re never happy to see a magazine die, just like we’re never happy to see a person die. But nonetheless, we have to quibble with Tina Brown’s assertion that Portfolio is a huge loss, and — more offensively — a greater loss than Domino. “Domino was a beautiful bauble, but its disappearance was a fairly minor loss to the wider culture,” the Daily Beast editor writes. “Portfolio had the potential not only to help us understand the complex issues of the volatile economy but help police the business world and keep (or make) it honest.”

Yes, Portfolio had potential, but it never delivered on said potential. On the whole we’re pretty sure we’d all rather have looked at pictures of the same Saarinen table every month. [Daily Beast]

Anyway! Moving on.

Along with the aforementioned killed magazine and two others that you may not have heard of in the first place, today’s media world saw a resurrection! Of the Sun’s op-eds. Online. Meanwhile, the Times tries to save money.

Atlanta Woman magazine is no more. The seven-year-old title reportedly folded owing to “lack of sufficient marketing revenue from the Atlanta business community.” [Atlanta Business Journal via FishbowlNY/Mediabistro]

• And fourteen-year-old business and design magazine @issue went online-only. [FishbowlNY/Mediabistro]

• The New York Times Company may sell the classical radio station that it owns, WQXR (96.3 FM). [NYP]

• Defunct (we thought) newspaper the New York Sun has begun publishing new editorials on its website. [True/Slant]

Tina Brown Is Wrong About Portfolio