June 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the first edition of FOCUS/Midwest magazine.

The magazine discontinued publication in 1983 after it was folded into a sister publication, the St. Louis Journalism Review (now the Gateway Journalism Review).

Starting in 2008, an attempt was made to revive FOCUS/Midwest. Four online prototypes were produced, but the project was largely abandoned in 2011.

There are no current plans to revive it.