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We’ve all heard the rumours, print is all but dead; struggling to survive against digital media. But many magazine editors are resisting this notion, including some of the lesser known niche magazines. So niche publications may be an increasingly important part of journalism’s future, as long as the niche is of reasonable size.


A niche, of course, according to its dictionary definition, is a “shallow recess, especially in a wall to display a statue or other ornaments”; “a comfortable or suitable position in life or employment”; or “a specialised but profitable segment of a market”, such as magazines and publishing.


And the young girl in today’s photo looks to have literally found her niche in more ways than one, by being almost hidden from view in a recess in Barnes & Noble in downtown Seattle, and surrounded by all those niche magazines.


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