Is Print Dead? Long live the Internet

With the announcement of G3 Magazine publishing their last ever print magazine this month, we ask is print journalism still relevant for the lesbian and bi women community?

Instead, lesbian media seems to be moving online - with a wealth of strong online lifestyle magazines, with content aimed specifically for lesbians.

The original online community, www.afterellen.com a pop culture site that aggregates lesbian visibility in the media around the world, is going strong and leads the way in multimedia content for lesbians by lesbians. 

In the UK, we've seen over the last 3 years a growth in online magazines for lesbian and bi women including Planet LondonWhen Sally Met SallyThe Most Cake & Lesbilicious. The online space allows for instant content, coverage and reaction - and making use of the social media communities and communications channels to create conversations about topics of interest to lesbians and bi women.

However, traditional print seems to be in decline (Pink Paper closed last year, G3 this year). Diva magazine has stood the test of time despite often being hidden on top shelves, and appears popular with women outside of the urban hubs. 

Is this a good thing? Do we connect mostly online? Do we still need to retain a print presence to make sure our visibility is there across all media platforms? Do people read lifestyle magazines anyway?