The National Law Journal Ends Weekly Tabloid, Launches Monthly Glossy
ALM pivots its print strategy to focus on daily digital coverage.
ALM is changing up its print offerings with The National Law Journal. The weekly news tabloid, first launched in 1978, will publish as a monthly magazine starting with the April issue.
While the new magazine is technically a print launch, in a release today, Richard Caruso, VP and GM of legal media at ALM, called this an expansion of the publisher’s “digital-first strategy.” The reduction in print frequency allows the team at The National Law Journal to focus more on daily digital coverage.
Beth Frerking, editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal, attributed the change to audience reading habits — people just don’t have time for a weekly print offering.
"Based on the regular feedback we receive, our subscribers prefer to keep informed of breaking headlines throughout the workday, and often find it easier to read our expert analysis in the evening or over the weekend when they have more time to digest our in-depth content," Frerking said in the release.
The magazine — with a circulation of around 9,000 — will continue the Journal’s coverage of federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as court appointments and lawmaking news on the state and federal levels.
ALM owns several other law publications and events, including the daily print newspaper The New York Law Journal, and the monthly magazines Corporate Counsel and LegalTech News.