Maybe you can discern a pattern here, re the magazine industry. I can't. Nonetheless, here's a bit of good news, bad news and something in-between:
Go to Magazinedeathpool.com to wallow in the dark side of the magazine industry.
Go here for some predictions from Folio Magazine.
And finally, to bask in a little bit of a rosy glow, go here to find out what "Mr. Magazine" (University of Mississippi journalism-department chairman Samir Husni) has to say about magazine launches through November of 2008: only two fewer new titles than last year with the second half of the year, when the economy was in the tank, the strongest.