FEER to shut in December

A moment of genuine regret: the Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER) will close in December.

“Unfortunately, despite several attempts at invigorating the brand, the Review’s continued losses in advertising revenue and readers are now unsustainable,” News Corp.-owned Dow Jones said in a statement. Read the AP story here.

FEER had been much scaled down for years. Maybe the idea of reading a single publication on Asia like this was old-fashioned, colonialist, reductionist; but at its peak (its Peak?) it was one of the finest papers in the world, with some of the best journalists. I will take a gin and tonic at the FCC next time I am there to remember it (mind you, there’s no foreign correspondents in there any more).

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