Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

March 29, 2011

Computer Weakly

Filed under: B2B magazines,closures,rbi — privatefraser @ 4:11 pm
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More death at RBI as they offload Computer Weekly and MicroScope to TechTarget – who promptly announce the closure of the print editions. Another couple of B2B controlled circulation titles bite the dust and yet more free desks at Quadrant House.

March 8, 2011

End of the World

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 8:52 pm
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The BBC have axed World Agenda magazine (and website) according to this report in the Grauniad.

Pretty good timing really, as it’s not like there’s anything important happening in the world at the moment.

March 4, 2011

Curious Business

Although wrong about the closure of The Publican (UBM sold it to William Reed and took a £19m bath), Private Frazer’s source for the closure of Growing Business seems to have been much closer to the mark.

The last issue of the magazine was before Christmas and the website homepage has removed reference to the print version. A definitive response has not yet been forthcoming from yon wee fowk at Crimson.

Also missing from their website is the Spectator Business magazine. Last August the title announced that, under its new editor Tom “sue me” Rubython, it was going to increase its frequency to monthly and available on newsstands.

No evidence exists of this happening and young Tam is listed as the ‘former editor’ of the magazine on this website. Private Frazer suspects that the magazine has now been buried on the quiet, presumably to spare the blushes of its Chief Executive (and skilled magazine closer), wee Andy Neil.

March 3, 2011

DCeased

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 5:55 pm
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News from the homeland, with D C Thomson taking the axe to two of their magazines – I’m Pregnant and Goodie Bag Mag. Guid cheerio the nou!

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