Publisher Ziff Davis Media says it will stop publishing two magazines: Interactive Week and Smart Partner. Stories typically found in Interactive Week will run in a section inside sister publication eWeek. The combined magazine expects to have a circulation of 445,000, with about 45,000 subscribers coming from Interactive Week. The company said it will continue to publish Interactive Week-branded newsletters and its Web site. Smart Partner magazine has ceased publication with its Nov. 1 issue.
The closures come as Ziff focuses on IT publications that will attract computer professionals and enthusiasts. The company has recently launched Baseline, a monthly publication targeting executives; ExtremeTech.com, a Web site aimed at "hard-core technologists;" and CIO Insight, a monthly magazine designed for senior-level technology executives. --Julie Laing, Special to ZDNet News