The startup culture is alive and well in the magazine media industry-with notable print brands emerging that, through a mix of high design and multiplatform strategies, are capturing the attention of the market. Meanwhile, digital is still a major focus, as brands launch with new business models on that front. Also noteworthy are productized infrastructure creations-like proprietary CMS platforms-that are being developed to drive innovative content creation and distribution solutions internally, but also as licensed products for other publishers.

Here, in our annual look at media startups, we examine six that stand out as key print, digital, e-commerce and pure technology initiatives.


Forbes Falcon


Modern Farmer


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