A tipster tells us staffers at TV Guide have been told that there will be a mandatory 3pmET meeting today, where it will be announced that the print edition will be discontinued with the final issue being the Fall Preview. The tipster says TV Guide Channel and TVGuide.com will continue.
This makes three magazines to which I subscribe which have died this year. As always, the only question remaining is “What will they send me in its place?” Sometimes these selections are at least marginally astute: some years ago Brill’s Content sold off its subscription list to Mother Jones, which I didn’t mind particularly and which I still read. On the other hand, this past spring Premiere was replaced by Us Weekly, the equivalent of being forced to trade your Volvo sedan for a hat full of bus passes and a two-for-one coupon at the free clinic.
Update: Mediabistro recants, as noted in Comments.
Further update: Brian J. Noggle takes the lead in Abandoned Subscriptions.