Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

September 9, 2008

You wretched of the earth

Filed under: Chair by the door,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 1:06 pm

In what appears to be a wee bit of briefing to preempt a meeting this evening, that well-known defender of left-wing causes the London Evening Standard carries a diary article saying that Tribune is about to close

The piece describes Tribune as a ‘successful small business’. It would be interesting to know what  definition of ‘success’ is being used here – it’s obviously not one that includes circulation or profitability.

19/09/08 update. A wee letter in the Guardian from all types of old lefties saying that Tribune needs to continue. It ends with the rousing statement “Now is precisely the time when we need independent, forthright voices such as that of Tribune. And now is not the time to lose it.

All well and good, but there’s absolutely no justification as to why it needs to continue (selling just 4,000 copies) as a weekly paper. If it had an ounce of sense it would stop cutting down trees and gain a bigger audience and more influence online. In that way it would arguably to much more to provide a home for generations of independent thinkers, writers and dissenters” .

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