The biggest challenges of creating a print magazine are cost, competition and consumption. Printing a magazine is costly and those budgets go beyond the actual physical printing of the publication itself. We can’t forget the cost of staffing a print magazine, which requires art directors or designers, plus writers.
A few years ago, a print magazine’s main competition came from other print magazines. Now it comes from the web, too. Also, millennials and younger generations have grown up in a largely digital-only era, meaning that consuming their content via digital devices is what they know and are most comfortable with.
– Farah Abu-Zaid, Mojo PR