The daytime soap opera genre has received another blow. According to sources,Soap Opera Weeklymagazine has folded. Founded in November 1989 by News Corp., with Mimi Torchin as the editor-in-chief, the weekly, tabloid-size publication became a sister publication to industry bible Soap Opera Digest, when that publication was also purchased by News Corp. in 1989.
In 1991, both magazines were sold to K-III, which later became known as Primedia. Primedia sold SOW and SOD to Source Interlink in 2007. In 2011, SOW and SOD's licensing rights were purchased by American Media.
"Either issue 15 or 16 of this year will be the magazine's last one," says an insider.
According to sources, Soap Opera Digest is safe. Our hearts go out to all of the employees of SOW.