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Soap Opera Weekly Done?

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Inaugural issue of Soap Opera Weekly, 11-21-89In yet another sad day for soapdom, Soap Opera Weekly, sister publication to Soap Opera Digest, may be closing it's doors. 

According to Janet Di Lauro, Days of our Lives guide at About.com, former west coast editor for Soap Opera Weekly and long time colleague of Soapdom.com, the magazine is now defunct.

"Inside sources report that Soap Opera Weekly, a magazine that premiered in 1989 and covered Days of Our Lives strongly for over two decades, has been shut down," DeLaurio stated on her blog. 

She continued... "Insiders say that several staff members were let go, while others will be reassigned to new positions at its sister publication Soap Opera Digest."

This news is very hard to swallow for your Soapdom QueenRuler.  In 1998, then Soap Opera Weekly editor-in-chief, Mimi Torchin, gave me my first print publication assignment, and continued to purchase freelance articles from me over the next few years.  It was her faith in me and my ability to contribute interesting and timely articles, that spurred on the creation of my first website, Turtle-Run.com, and subsequently, Soapdom.com. 

Here are a few of my articles published in Weekly:

AMC's Michael E. Knight Ventures Online

How to Make it in Soaps

But as daytime soap operas dwindle, so does the justification to continue the expense of covering what's left.  At least, some personnel at Soap Opera Weekly found a new home over at Digest.

Yup. It is surely a tough time out there.


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CTwildheart said:

I have bought and/or subscribed to many soap magazines over the years. I always buy a couple issues before I fly on vacation, that way I have something to read that is lightweight and then I leave it in the airport lounges or airplane seat pockets for someone else to enjoy. I will definitely miss Soap Opera Weekly, as I am missing my cancelled soaps.
March 23, 2012
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QueenRuler said:

Yeah, the world is changing...
I am with you in regard to missing the cancelled soaps and the defunct soap mags. But the good news is, continuing drama is being rekindled in prime time. Dallas is on its way back. Smash is nothing if not a soap. There is Grimm and Once Upon a Time. Revenge, the motha of soaps, IMHO and the newest foray into the genre, ABC's GCB, but that one is not my favorite.
March 23, 2012
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