Free NME

18.08.15

For some, the announcement was devastating. For others, it is a matter of supreme indifference. But the news that NME is going to be given away for free from September onwards, has certainly generated plenty of media interest.

In announcing the change, Editor Mike Williams said. “In the 63 years since NME ...

Revival show

21.02.14

Mike Luckwell has bought Reader’s Digest for £1 – not a copy of the magazine, but the whole company! That’s how the mighty have fallen, yet another cautionary tale of falling sales, and vaunting ambition to try and turn around the fortunes of titles at a time of universally declining paid for ...

Time Out goes free

20.08.12

It began in the year of the student demonstrations, 1968, and from its first issue reflected those heady '60s times, reporting from the front line of radical chic causes - CND, gay rights, the women's movement, perceived political terrorism trials and US imperialism - that were typical of the underground press at the ...

Economist bucks media trend

19.06.11

The Economist has recently revealed some startling end of year results. Operating profits were up 10% to £63m, with revenue up 9% to £347m. Advertising increased by 15% and Print circulation grew by 4% to 1,473,939 (UK sales were up 11% to 210,204).

Even on the digital side, things are going well. ...

Newsweek

16.05.10

A year ago Vanity Fair writer Michael Wolff said that “If Newsweek is around in five years, I’ll buy you dinner”.   Even that prediction for the title’s longevity now looks optimistic. The Washington Post has put Newsweek up for sale – and so far no one seems interested in ...

Magazines in an age of the free

05.12.09

The news of Border’s closing down sale is grim news in a grim deep winter for the publishing industry. It’s particularly bad for magazines – as Word magazine stalwart David Hepworth argues on his blog. The huge selection of independently produced magazines stuffed in those acres of shelves between ...

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Vox

23.09.16

With 120 million monthly uniques, Washington-based news website Vox is a powerful voice in the new media landscape

Newsweek - the second act

17.05.15

F. Scott Fitzgerald may have said there are no second acts in American lives, but he wasn't around to see American media scion

Yomiuri Shimbun

19.10.14

One of Japan's five national newspapers, the Yomiuri Shimbun is in fact the biggest selling in the world