[PRINT] Shock Magazine Shutters
- Owner to close Shock magazine
NEW YORK Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. says it will close Shock,
the magazine it launched earlier this year with eye-catching and
often repellent photos that promised to give readers a taste of "the
The final issue will be the February edition scheduled to hit
newsstands today, Hachette said. The company will maintain the
Shock is the U.S. version of Hachette's popular Choc magazine in
"We wanted to test the French magazine's concept in the U.S.,"
Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. Chief Executive Jack Kliger
said. "However, after six months in the marketplace, Shock's
performance at newsstands has not produced trends that indicate that
we will get the returns that we are looking for."