Did Podcasts Contribute To The Decline Of Magazines?

Frank Racioppi
Ear Worthy
Published in
6 min readMay 9, 2024

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Between 2019 and 2022, total audiences for magazine companies decreased by 38.56 percent, according to wordsrated.com. Print magazines have been losing readers for several decades. Legacy publications such as Entertainment Weekly, Health, National Geographic, and countless others have gone from cultural icons to neglected antiques to admired from afar.

Consider how far magazines has declined from the top of the cultural zeitgeist.

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Frank Racioppi
Ear Worthy

I am a South Jersey-based writer who manages Podcast Reports on Blogger and have a book available on Amazon about podcasts and podcasting called “Ear Worthy.”