And the aliens wept. MIAMI (Reuters)-Publisher American Media, Inc. said on Tuesday it will stop printing the Weekly World News, which for 28 years gleefully chronicled the exploits of alien babies, animal-human hybrids and dead celebrities.
The company said in a brief statement it would end the print version of the tabloid newspaper next month but would maintain the online version (www.weeklyworldnews.com).
"Due to the challenges in the retail and wholesale magazine marketplace that have impacted the newsstand, American Media, Inc. today announced it will close the print version of the Weekly World News, effective with the August 27 issue. Weekly World News was AMI's smallest weekly publication," the company said in a statement e-mailed to Reuters. No more Elvis sightings, end-of-the-world predictions, or tales of alien abduction. Some may say it died a well-deserved death, but for those of us with a sense of humor, the news world has become a whole lot duller.