The Verge considers publishing a print monthly or quarterly

Editors of The Verge (a website “covering the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture”) might put out a print edition.
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“It’s something we’ve talked about quite a bit and something we have seriously looked into (and continue to look into),” editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky writes in an email. “I don’t have any specific news on it right now, but I certainly wouldn’t rule it out.”

I sent Topolsky a note on Sunday after hearing him on a Longform podcast discuss the possibility of a print-edition Verge. Here’s what he told Aaron Lammer:

Could we do a monthly that’s a round-up of our features for the month that’s published as an iPad magazine or even as a physical magazine? Those are all things I think would be completely reasonable and possible and we’ve talked about and thought about. …We’ve talked about doing a quarterly or a monthly. I would love to do that.

Topolsky, who subscribes to about 20 print magazines (“I’m a big, big magazine nerd”), adds that “no one at the Verge [is saying] ‘I hate physical media!’ there’s no divide — we’re not, ‘All digital and screw physical!’”

Topolsky resigned as Engadget editor in March of 2011 and launched The Verge eight months later.

* Listen to Topolsky on the Longform Podcast (longform.org)

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