With sorrow and sadness I would like to announce that Prism will cease to publish as of today (January 08, 2013).
It has been a humbling 3-year journey for me as a publisher. I am proud with what Prism has achieved given that it was run on a tight budget compared to other similar online publications. That was made possible because of the tremendous efforts made by the various volunteers who gave up much of their precious time for a project they believed in.
The plan was to grow Prism to a level where it could sustain a gradual growth but we have realized over the past few months that was not going to materialize any time soon mainly due to two factors: readers in general have come to accept the notion of consuming online journalism for free (so the idea of generating income via a paywall/subscription was not an option as it would have failed), and second the topic Prism covered was focused on non-mainstream topics, i.e. Prism was deprived of the masses required to sustain an online magazine. Donations raised through the website and a private donor weren’t sufficient to sustain existing and future growth.
A board meeting took place few weeks ago to discuss the future of Prism given the lack of resources to take it to the next level. The board unanimously approved the closure unless a like-minded web magazine was willing to adopt it.
Those online magazines who have interest in adopting Prism can email their request by using the Contact Us form. Only those the board deems a good fit will be contacted for further discussion. Failing to find an appropriate adopter the Prism website will be taken offline by no later than the end of April.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our contributors and readers/donors for the immense attention and interest they have devoted to Prism.