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Here's Magazine Publishers Association president Mary Berner doing her best to reassure everyone about the future of print publishing: "Despite the fact that gum has been around since 1860, and for the most part is displayed at checkout, people haven't stopped chewing gum, and they won't stop reading print magazines, or buying them at retail." Everyone feel better? [WWD, sub req'd]