The announcement Friday by Fairfax that they will close the weekly print edition of BRW in a couple of months is not unexpected. The title has struggled for sales for a long time, often not paying for the retail space it occupies in-store. It is part of a segment of magazine titles that is significantly challenged with equivalent content available online.
With the slim size of The Australian Financial Review I do wonder how much longer it will be published in print form. take the friday edition, for example. If you remove Domain you’re left with a pretty slim publication. Greg Hywood, CEO of Fairfax, is on the record saying print publications will be closed or frequency cut when they no longer pay their way.