In Memoriam: The Publishers We Lost In 2016
There is no shortage of people eager to shovel dirt on this, this most foul year of our Lord, 2016. This was the year that took from us Bowie and Prince and Leonard Cohen; it killed John Glenn and the guy who created the Big Mac and Gene Wilder. 2016 was so bad that people began debating whether it was the worst year ever, in July.
Without getting too bogged down in that one, 2016 also sucked for another reason: It saw the deaths of several publications, including a couple that redefined what a publisher could (or, maybe, should) do on the internet. Here, in chronological order, are looks back at the dearly departed.