UK Magazines

Why Digital Will Be The Saviour Of Publishing

Marie Carter | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

The evolution of mobile tech and faster connections (viable 4G in many areas) alongside greater digital 'savviness' are all creating a new publishing revolution. As devices get smarter and mobile connectivity starts to match Wi-Fi speed, digital magazines and newspapers can really take flight.

Mick Wall - A Life in Rock

Chris Saunders | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Anyone with a vested interest in rock music or journalism, or even, God forbid, the product of a sordid union between the two, will know who Mick Wall is. He made his name on Sounds magazine in the late 70's, wrote for Kerrang! throughout the 80's heyday of heavy metal, and was a founding editor of Classic Rock in the 90s.

Free NME - Madness or a Smart Move?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

They're not a daily newspaper but a niche weekly magazine assumed by all to appeal only to a young demographic? Many of the commentariat think not. And there is certainly an argument that NME's readership is teenagers who, unlike Evening Standard fans, are not going to pick up a free copy to read on their commute to work.

Meet The 3 Teen Vogue Cover Stars Who Have Got Everyone Talking About Race

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Style

Teen Vogue has got everyone talking about race by featuring three non-white models on its cover, following criticism for their use of a light skinned ...

The Dark Art of Public Relations Goes Legit

Alan Edwards | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK
Alan Edwards

When I began working in the PR industry - although there were so few of us then you could hardly call it an industry - I never dreamt that the masses ...

Scents and Dark Confessions: The Rise of the Magazine

Peter McGuire | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK
Peter McGuire

Magazines are closing down, newspapers are struggling, and you're reading this online. Print is dying, right? Two young Irish writers beg to differ. They're proving that there's a growing market for high-quality, aesthetically attractive, content-driven niche publications.

How to Get to the Top of Apple's Newsstand Chart

Mark Roland | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Roland

Just as we were thinking about launching a magazine independently, financed by maxed out credit cards and money found down the back of the sofa, it seemed that suddenly we could slug it out with the big boys and girls on an almost even playing ground. We would be able to get to our niche audience via the magic of the internet.

Death of the Lad: From 'Loaded' Culture to Clarkson

Dan Tickner | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Tickner

So what's left for the lad in 2015? Waking up to the frightening realization that they've signed the petition to keep Clarkson at Top Gear and Kanye out of Glastonbury on the same day. It's enough to make anyone depressed.

What Can Businesses Learn From the Independent Magazine Renaissance?

Mark Hooper | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
Mark Hooper

Many 'old media' titles have shot themselves in the foot by ceding editorial independence in order to keep advertisers sweet. But by losing their voice and their integrity, they are also losing the readers they rely on to keep their ad rates high.

Publication paradise

Danielle Wood | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Wood

It is not only the magazines which cost a small fortune that catch my eye, it's the freebies that are distributed at underground stations for your journey home: Stylist and Shortlist. My publication passion stems from my obsession with culture and need for current affairs across all realms.

Why Did This Magazine Take A Photoshop Hatchet To Kate's Face?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An Australian magazine has been shamed on social media after photoshopping Kate Middleton's beautiful face and making her look, well, terrible. Don...

Unpaid Internships: The Other Side

Natasha Colyer | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Natasha Colyer

Unpaid internships have brought forth a plethora of heated debates over the past few years- cries of 'it's unfair' 'it's slave labour' have been at the forefront of discussion both within the media and within personal discussion...

Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: Meet The 23-Year-Old Running A Rather Sexcessful Magazine

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Angelica Malin, 23, set up About Time Magazine last year, after graduating from the University of Bristol where she studied English and Drama. An ...

Are Plus Size Magazines Really Needed In 2014?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For years, plus size women have fought a losing battle with the world of fashion, whose preconceptions of womanhood are often far from realistic. S...

Time Magazine Apologise For Including 'Feminist' In List Of Words To Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Time magazine has apologised for including the word "feminist" in its poll of words that should be banned in 2015. The magazine's managing editor N...

Squinting Through the Cellophane

The Mac Twins | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Mac Twins

Whether you'd like to admit to it or not you are contributing to the silencing of woman, but if you really must call us dolls, we shall be Baby Annabells' and cry and wail about it, until our batteries run out.

US Vogue Features First Non-White, Non-Celeb Model On September Cover In 25 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bethann Hardison's diversity campaign has highlighted the lack of racial diversity in the fashion industry and it looks like US Vogue may have finally...

Louise Ridley

Company Magazine Closes After 36 Years | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

Readers of Company are devastated after the long-running title announced it was closing its print edition after 36 years, becoming the latest magazine...

Rachel Moss

Why The Feminist Times Is To Close After Just 12 Months | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When radical feminist magazine Spare Rib relaunched as The Feminist Times last year, we were excited about the return of their iconic straight-talking...

21st Century Content

Raconteur Media | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Raconteur Media

To be a master marketer, you have to be a master of content. But the 2014 forecast study by the CIM reported that only "44% of B2B marketers have a documented content strategy". The numbers suggest that thinking caps aren't on - marketers are pushing out content to tick boxes but floundering when it comes to producing strategic material that helps to achieve real business objectives.

On Behalf of One in Five Women of a Certain Age, I'm Throwing Down a Gauntlet to the Press

Paula Coston | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

not many childless women are yet willing to be spotlighted in the press, but that's partly because the press don't treat them as newsworthy, feature-worthy, in the first place. If they don't feel valued, it's a vicious circle. And yes, some of the key messages are hard to hear.

In Defence of Women's Magazines - Five Reasons They Don't Deserve the Current Backlash

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

Women's magazines are bad. They make women feel rubbish. Reading them is stupid. But am I the only one who doesn't get this? My experience of 18 years' women's mag fandom has been brilliant. They've influenced me in a positive way and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone on this point.

Nuts Magazine Is Facing Closure - Does This Mean Lad Culture Is Evolving Into Something Else?

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sara McCorquodale

Nuts - the magazine that launched a thousand unrealistic fantasies - is facing closure. While it's a sad day for print media, it's also a sign of the times. Is it possible "lad" culture is no longer relevant? 'The lad' was sold to men as a guy who had a laugh, a guy who could down pints, a guy who just loved boobs (or should I say tits?).

An Open Letter to Hot Tech Today From a Woman Working in Tech

Ellie Dawes | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Tech
Ellie Dawes

This is my friend Kim, by the way. She's a very talented Digital Producer. She builds amazing digital products using Node JS, Javascript, all that kind of complicated coding that I don't fully understand, and creates new views and templates for our Drupal CMS.

'Spotify For Magazines' Launches In The UK

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Tech

A service claiming to be the "Spotify for magazines" has launched in the UK. Readly is a £10-a-month service which lets users read magazines from ...