Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

May 30, 2012

Hold the front page

Filed under: B2B magazines,Chair by the door — privatefraser @ 9:54 am
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With the classic distraction technique beloved of magicians and publishing companies who are closing down print products, Press Gazette trumpets its new weekly email edition¬†(sorry, “weekly magazine”. Sorry, “weekly digital edition”).

It’s only as you read down that you realise that the monthly print version is no more:

Following the launch of the weekly edition, the print title is to become a quarterly “review” style publication.

This is the new model for the death of print – not the guillotine, but the thousand little cuts.

1:00pm update

The move to quarterly publication seems to have been a rather sudden innovation. Three weeks ago Dominic Ponsford wrote this:

While Press Gazette Journalism Weekly will be largely news-based – Press Gazette’s monthly print edition will remain the place for anyone seriously interested in journalism to read the best exclusive features, investigations, insight and analysis about our industry.

2 Comments »

  1. Change or die. They didn’t.

    Comment by David Hall — May 30, 2012 @ 11:21 am | Reply

  2. [...] died away, canned the monthly version in favour of a quarterly. Private Frazer described this as the new model for the death of print – not the guillotine, but the thousand little [...]

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