Falling on Hard Times

Industry Standard, the voice behind the Web economy, finally succumbed to the economic slump that has snuffed out many of the companies it covered. Most Standard reporters will
lose their jobs; a skeletal crew will maintain the Web site as publisher Standard Media looks for a buyer. For more information, see http://www.thestandard.com. The Swedish edition of the magazine also will remain in print - the overseas version is flourishing, despite the
demise of its American counterpart ... Working Woman will fold following its 25th anniversary in September. The magazine's publisher ran into financial trouble after investing in
several Internet ventures. Working Woman's sister title, Working Mother, will continue to publish with a circulation of 900,000 (Working Mother: 212/445-6100) ... Hearst shuts
down Classic American Home, a bimonthly magazine introduced in 1975 as Colonial Homes. Hearst execs say the magazine doesn't have the potential to reach benchmark circulation
levels -- circ stood at 521,000, one of the publisher's smallest titles.