On March 14, the Boston Phoenix closed. Last fall, the print weekly switched from traditional newspaper to glossy, having merged with a sister Boston magazine (see a comparison here). While the Phoenix saw a temporary rise in national ads following the redesign, this wasn't sustained; the lack of ad revenue has been cited as the major reason for the publication's shuttering.
Its closing is a sad sign for the world of film criticism. The Phoenix spawned a number of top critics over the years...
- By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
- March 15, 2013 2:23 PM
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