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3RD Issue Is Cool, too By Producer 9-0, Co-Editor Well, I am putting out another lawsuit free issue. Yeah, that may seem funny to many nut the way our society is; suing is cool. It is sheek or the new status quo. Like the Ray Rice situation and the Adrian Peterson indictment, we fail to think with humility. Our first reaction is JAIL! Then, take every dime they have. Then every reporter with no story….has one. Every man that lives with a dominate partner talks about what they would never do. Ha-ha, cause they can’t. Anyway, the last issue was really dope. We showed that Lorren Cotton is a beautifully talented soul. It was great to read her interview responses. Nothing like a thought provoking piece to curl up with. I must say that Avion Blackstone and Rhyme Scheme caught my ear. Just find them on the net and see if you don’t agree with me. Of course, I must thank the centerfold, Ms. Amber Atkins. Nothing like a beauty being beautiful. Our articles on the criminal justice system were fairly informative, yet brief enough to be an easy read. That is a goal of 9.0 Magazine, to be easy to read. We are getting better at balancing substance and sex. I thank the readers again for coming along with us on this journey. Even with the Willie Lynch letter inclusion, we still talked depression. Again, thanks and hope to see you all for issue 4 and our Kansas City Edition. Producer 9-0
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XXL Magazine to end print edition after 17 years
By Veronica Linares Sept. 23, 2014 at 12:36 PM
“We think XXL has strong potential in both the digital and live events market,” said Townsquare CCO Bill Wilson, adding that the magazine could possibly make special print appearances sporadically.
NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Hip Hop magazine XXL will end production of physical issues and become an online-only publication after a 17-year run following its upcoming October/November issue. The change comes as the six-issue-a-year magazine was sold to radio giant Townsquare Media, the New York Post reported Monday.
"We incubated something digitally, but the Townsquare people can take it to the next level with their digital expertise," said Ben Harris, president of Harris Publications, XXL's publisher since its inception in 1997.
Bill Wilson, the chief content officer of Townsquare, said that 11 members of the editorial and digital sales team at XXL would be getting job offers to stay with the publication under its new publisher.
While the details of the sale remain unknown, Townsquare reportedly raised about $100 million in an initial public offering on July 23. The media company gets most of its revenue from its "331 radio stations in 66 small to mid-sized markets" as well as its growing online presence.
The Greenwich, Conn., company has been increasing its digital titles since the summer having purchased the young-man publication Antenna Magazine in July and King-mag.com later on. According to data tracker comScore, the Townsquare network is ranked at no. 50 in terms of online traffic with a reported 49.4 million unique monthly visitors in August.
"We think XXL has strong potential in both the digital and live events market," said Wilson, adding that the magazine could possibly make special print appearances sporadically.
News of XXL's purchase and move into a more exclusive web-based presence comes weeks after SpinMedia said it was ending XXL rival Vibe's print edition presumably over its male customers' preference for an online medium.
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