Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

January 15, 2009

He speaks sooth

Filed under: Uncategorized — privatefraser @ 1:23 pm

Tam o’Shanter’s off to Tim Brooks, Guardian News & Media’s managing director, who in an interview with Media Week came up with this:

If I had a pound for every title that will close in 2009, I’d have enough money to subscribe to both Monocle and Intelligent Life – but that would be pointless, because neither of them will be around by the end of this year.

A man after Private Frazer’s own heart.


  1. This blog holds a horrible fascination for those of us in the mag world as we watch the walls fall around our ears. But tell me this, if/when times get better won’t Private Frazer’s itself be doomed? And when that happens will we see it replaced by ‘Sgt Wilson’s It’s All Really Rather Nice Actually’, with its tales of launches, expansion, pay rises and long liquid lunches…

    Comment by perryh — January 15, 2009 @ 3:41 pm | Reply

    • I don’t think this is going to be an issue until at least July 2010 and even after this the structural defects will be counter-weighting any cyclical upturn. And there’ll always be turkeys that need stuffing…

      Comment by privatefraser — January 15, 2009 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

  2. 2010? You’re being uncharacteristically optimistic there, Private.

    Comment by Adam — January 16, 2009 @ 1:56 pm | Reply

  3. […] Funniest line of the magazine crisis so far Though I’m not sure it’s true. But who cares? […]

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