In this day and age, almost everything has been or is being digitalized, so I was wondering if print magazines still make money? I am not subscribed to any at the moment, but I was just curious if they were still popular.
I still subscribe to a few, like Time and Consumer Reports, but I think other magazines have become little more than advertisements. That's especially true of the mags that are marketed to photographers. It's a shame, really.
I am pro-technology, so I got rid of all my paper magazines a long time ago. I prefer to read everything digitally now. I also have a large collection of books in PDF format and I keep them all in one place. It's so much more convenient.
There will still be copies of paper magazines, but they'll also be available online. I'd find it irrelevant to get one when I have a soft copy, in general. However, others may still opt for this, just like how they do with books.
I sometimes access magazines digitally. It's more convenient for me and it doesn't use up paper! I do miss getting magazines delivered to my house, but I don't read them often enough to warrant a subscription.
If you see a print magazine, chances are it is owned by a media company that owns dozens more. Sometimes that kind of consolidation happens in order to keep them all solvent and the media company more profitable.