Can a dead-trees publication live in an online-only environment? The Rake is going to find out. It announced today it’s stopping publication.
Said the announcement on its site:
The Rake will continue to publish online at www.rakemag.com, with its “Secrets of the Day” emails, event calendar, searchable restaurant database, and select blogs.
But since 15 of 16 employees are being let go, the publication of the magazine online is likely to be temporary.
Various blogs David Brauer at MinnPost reported last week that publisher Tom Bartel was trying to sell the Rake for $395,000.
One of the Rake’s biggest online draws — media critic Brian Lambert — jumped ship to Minneapolis St. Paul magazine late last year.