The bi-monthly Tablet magazine will provide a mix of content not available on their digital platform.
Popular and award-winning Jewish news and culture site Tabletmag.com is poised to launch their first ever print magazine, according to D. B. Hebbard in Talking New Media.
“Coming on board as publisher is Jack Kliger, the former CEO and President of Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. (Hearst acquired Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.’s magazines along with most of their international titles in 2011.),” Hebbard explains.
“Cutting against conventional wisdom that says print is dead, the award-winning Jewish website Tablet will launch its first-ever print edition November 27, just in time for Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Tablet Magazine will offer a mix of reportage, feature stories, essays and fiction about topics and issues vital to the Jewish community,” reads a press release from the company.
Editor-in-Chief Alana Newhouse notes that “the content will be entirely separate from Tablet’s website, and will not be available on any digital platforms,” which bodes well for the magazine. It seems they are using print for what print does best.
“We’ve created a print magazine to provide a deep, thoughtful read on the modern Jewish experience,” said Newhouse. “It will be a home for long-form reportage, inventive narrative, serious criticism and gorgeous visuals — the kind of classic magazine we’re all nostalgic for at this point.”
The company also notes that, while the magazine will accept advertisements, their business model relies “more heavily on subscriptions,” according to Hebbard.
The magazine will be available in select newsstands by month’s end ($9.99 per issue), or subscribe online at $39.99 for one year. We wish them all the best!