United Methodist Communications announced today that Interpreter magazine, the official program journal of The United Methodist Church, will cease publication after the November/December 2017 issue. The action comes in response to research regarding readers’ changing needs as part of an overall plan to align and clarify communication channels for the church’s various target audiences, including members, church leaders and external audiences. “Readership has decreased over the years as people consume information in new ways. The expense of publishing a print magazine isn’t the best use of denominational resources without a larger base of subscribers,” said Dan Krause, Interpreter’s publisher and chief executive of United Methodist Communications. “As the magazine winds down over the remainder of the year, we’ll be taking into consideration our audiences’ needs and preferences and determining the best and most effective ways to serve those needs.” Read more.