Apr 7, 2022

Paper Shortage Hits Magazines

Is this the death knell for genealogy (and other) magazines? They are already suffering from competition from the internet. Now this article mentions another problem: paper shortages.

This article is about ham radio (printed) magazines but I suspect the problem is widespread. Many organizations and industries have struggled with supply chain issues. The supply of paper has become constrained for many reasons.

Will your favorite printed magazine(s) survive? As stated in the article:

“Even before the current supply chain problems, we were facing the reality that there are, today, fewer printers, fewer paper mills, and always-rising costs for paper, transportation, and mailing. This is not a short term problem – it will require our continued close attention as we manage the print side of our organization.”

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