At a glance

  • Article by: DAVE BRAUNGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 23, 1997 - 11:00 PM

The magazine publishing field in Minnesota is crowded and growing. A look at some major players:

Twin Cities Business Monthly

Profile: Monthly business magazine
Founded: 1993
Owner: Key Investment Inc.
Circulation: 30,876 qualified *
  A year earlier: Same
Full-time editorial staff: 3
Annual revenues: $2.3 million
Reader profile: 46, male, average household income of $123,504

*Free to readers, but they must meet demographic criteria recognized by independent auditing source.


Corporate Report

Profile: Monthly business magazine
Founded: 1969
Owner: American City Business Journals Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
Circulation: 10,171 paid A year earlier: 12,746
Full-time editorial staff: 5.5
Annual revenues: $2.2 million, including Ventures and Fact Book sales
Reader profile: 47, male, average household income of $199,000

Source: Magazines; Audit Bureau of Circulations, Dec. 31, 1996; BPA International, Dec. 1996


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Profile: Quarterly magazine targeted to local entrepreneurs
Founded: 1989
Owner: American City Business Journals Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
Circulation: 15,000 controlled
  A year earlier: Inserted along with copies of Corporate Report
Full-time editorial staff: Handled by Corporate Report staff
Annual revenues: Would not disclose
Typical reader: 75 percent are owners of companies with 25 or fewer employees


Minnesota Business Opportunities

Profile: Monthly business magazine geared to small and mid-sized companies
Founded: 1991
Owner: Kenan Aksoz, publisher; Anthony Giombetti, editor
Circulation: 17,000 controlled
  A year earlier: 10,000
Full-time editorial staff: 2
Annual revenues: $500,000
Typical reader: 44, male, average household income of $123,960


Minnesota Law & Politics

Profile: Monthly magazine that focuses on legal issues and public policy
Founded: 1990
Owner: Vance Opperman, Bill White, Steve Kaplan and Leon Steinberg
Circulation: 25,000 qualified
  A year earlier: 15,000
Full-time editorial staff: 2
Annual revenues: Would not disclose
Typical reader profile: 47; nearly half have incomes of at least $100,000

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