As a sometimes contributor to the TrainingDay blog, it is will be sad to see it closed as well.
Here is an excerpt from Nielsen shuts down 'Training'
Nielsen Business Media told employees Tuesday that it is shutting down Training magazine and its companion Web site, trainingmag.com, according to a Nielsen Co. spokesperson.
The March issue will be the publication's last. The move includes the elimination of 11 positions, the spokesperson said
What does this mean for the learning and development industry? I don't think it will mean a whole lot as much of the monies and advertising dollars in the past few years have gone toward technology focused trade publications in our industry. Tech always seems to have money for advertising.
One of the items that led to lower trade publication subscription rates is that a lot of information that use to be found only in the trade publication can now be found all over the Internet with no cost to the person who needs to learn the information or become part of a community of practice.
Learning communities around topics traditionally covered in trade publications are readily available and, because it is a community, more content is available.
Case in point, a source has told me that the Training Magazine Network with over 12,000 members will continue into the future.
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