The sad news about LIFEMarch 27, 2007
I am back in the U.S. and the first bit of news on my Blackberry is a PR release from Time Inc. announcing the third demise of my beloved Life magazine. Re-launched in Oct. 2004 the weekly reached 13 million circulation, and contrary to my original comments about Life’s founder Henry Luce will be turning in his grave for the return of LIFE as a newspaper supplement, the folks at LIFE proved me wrong and were able to create a magazine, in the words of Time Inc. Chairman, CEO Ann Moore that “was a truly innovative publishing venture. It was developed, edited and published by some of the best talent in the business and we can remain proud of its many achievements. But sometimes we have to make tough calls, and this was one.” I am not going to argue about this tough call, but I promise you a revisit to this issue in the next few days. In the meantime, may LIFE rest in peace or pieces as it wishes.