A. Magazine

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A. Magazine was an Asian American-focused magazine published by A.Media, Inc., headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.[1][2] The company also had offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.[1]

It was founded in 1989 by Jeff Yang, Amy Chu, Sandi Kim and Bill Yao to cover Asian American issues and culture, and grew out of a campus magazine Yang edited while an undergraduate at Harvard University.[citation needed]

The magazine operated for 12 years. On its tenth year, the magazine made a profit for the first time. During that year it reached its circulation high of 200,000. When the economy declined in 2001, the magazine declined.[1]

Until it ceased on February 20, 2002, it was the largest publication for English-speaking Asian Americans in the United States, with bimonthly readership exceeding 200,000 in North America.[citation needed]

Though well known and influential in the Asian American community, it was never profitable in its 13-year existence.[citation needed]

In November 1999, it obtained US $4.5 million in venture capital funding, and the company was renamed aMedia, reflecting a branching out into Web publishing. Unfortunately, this change came right as the dot-com boom was turning to bust. In early 2000, right after announcing their move to a 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) office in San Francisco, the stock market nosedived. In a desperate attempt to recover, they merged with Click2Asia in November 2000. After a tough shareholder fight, the merged company was shut down in 2002.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c Wan, William. "Pop Culture Asian American Magazine Falters." Los Angeles Times. December 8, 2003. Retrieved on September 25, 2012. "New York-based A magazine lived 12 years and finally turned a profit in its 10th year with a circulation high of 200,000,[...]"
  2. ^ "About Us." A Magazine. Retrieved on September 25, 2012. "A.Media, Inc. New York 667 Fifth Ave., 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10022"

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