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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