One Gay Magazine Closes, Another Opens

Mark's List logo411 magazine, a Florida bar guide, hit the newsstands on November 19 with its last issue.  However, using many of the same employees, another publisher will next week launch MARK’S LIST MAGAZINE, planned as a weekly Florida bar and entertainment guide.

Window Media and Unite Media, the nation’s largest gay newspaper group, shut down on November 16 and plans to file for bankruptcy.  Their holdings included 411 magazine and the South Florida Blade newspaper.

According to Steve Rothaus at the Miami Herald, Multimedia Platforms, which co-owns the South Florida-based Mark’s List web site, a gay web site with about 5,000 unique visitors daily, will launch MARK’S LIST MAGAZINE.  Rothaus reported that Bobby Blair, managing partner and founder of Multimedia Platforms, said the company hired many of 411’s employees and will also begin a new biweekly newspaper, as yet unnamed, on November 26 to replace South Florida Blade.

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