Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Newark's Radius Magazine Plans to Cease Publication

Newark, New Jersey: A magazine promoting the City of Newark to suburbanites could soon cease publication.

Radius Magazine is planning to publish its last issue by the end of 2016, according to a note from publisher Paul V. Profeta in the magazine's summer issue. In the letter to readers, Profeta states that "the mission was to provide a positive antidote to the numbing, distorted, depiction of Newark printing daily in the Star-Ledger", adding that "Radius tried to suggest what was positive and fun about returning to Newark".

The offices of The Star-Ledger moved from Newark's Central Ward to Woodbridge, Middlesex County in 2014.

Profeta also stated in his letter that while there were originally 31 founding sponsors of the magazine, only 17 remain. Two more issues will be published this year.

The magazine, which is published four times per year, launched in November, 2013, shortly after the launch of Newark Bound, a similar magazine. According to a press release issued when the magazine began, Radius has "a circulation of just over 50,000, primarily in the suburbs surrounding the city".

Click here to see Profeta's full letter.

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