UK Magazines

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

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 01.04.2014 | 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 31.03.2014 | 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 ...

Monocles: Trend or Troll? Only Time can Tell

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Image Source: Wikimedia When New York Times called monocles a 'trend catching up' (read spreading like forest fire), the response to the story was q...

R.I.P Front Magazine

Tom Ward | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

I first read Front Magazine in 2007. I was on a train coming back from Paris after a holiday with my girlfriend's family. I spent the entire journey covering my mouth in case my girlfriend's mum heard me laughing and asked what I was reading.

The Bane of Baths

Sarah Kwong | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

Once candles are lit, and I'm in, the regret starts to encroach. If the water isn't a perfect temperature - and it never is - my body reacts, either by perspiring (which is weird when you're already wet) or by shivering. In an attempt to quickly salvage my bathing experience, I decide to read a magazine.

Is 30 Too Old to Start Again?

Laura Price | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

Last summer, I did my first (unpaid) internship at a magazine. I turned 31 during the placement - older than a lot of my colleagues at the magazine and not much younger than the editor. In many ways, it was one of the best things I ever did.

An Open Letter to Lisa Burrow - Editor of Closer Magazine

Wil Colquhoun | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Wil Colquhoun

During research for a recent project in which I explored the issue of Anorexia, I happened to pick up an issue of Closer magazine. I could not believe how damaging every single spread was, it is no wonder that body image concerns are becoming such a problem...

Boys and Reading - There Is Everything to Play for!

Alison David | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alison David

While parents might long for their sons to read the classics, they have to start somewhere and books based on digital properties, magazines and comic style books are as good a place as any.

What Hope Really Looks Like on a Magazine Cover

Sheila Hageman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

Can media represent us all? Can we find the real beauty that is a woman, that is a human being and celebrate her? Yes, we can. If we make the choice to expand our definition of beauty. If we as women say, we want to see the reality and not just the Photoshop.

Getting to the Depths of It - The Art of the Interview

Laura Collinson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Collinson

As you progress through your career in journalism, you'll develop your own style, but by using the basic tricks of the trade you'll be ready to hit the ground running from your first assignment - straddling the needs of your editor and the readers sufficiently.

The Art of Digital Surgery: In Conversation With High End Retoucher Pratik Naik

Hannah Gal | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

As the controversy surrounding Kate Winslet's 'unrealistic' Vogue cover rages on, I meet with a world renowned high end retoucher, Pratik Naik (Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, FHM, Cosmopolitan and The Observer) to discuss aesthetics, ethics and the more technical aspects of beautifying subjects on commission.

Niche Websites, Blogs and Magazines Should Come Together to Create Journalism That Can Make a Difference

Jon Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Vale

The medley of today's media is unprecedented. While Britain's biggest publishers find themselves in similarly unparalleled levels of turmoil - shrinking revenue, the threat of state regulation, and a growing tendency to aim their guns at each other - the range of outlets beneath them is fragmenting like light through a prism.

Women Vs Women

Holly Whiting | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Whiting

Supposedly, we live in a time where feminism is high and women want to empower other women. However, how is it that women seem to be the ones putting other women down about how they look? When you look at female magazines, they are the ones presenting women as being stick thin as being sexy and beautiful...

A 21st Century Dilemma: Print Vs Pixel

Jason A Murdock | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Tech
Jason A Murdock

If you believe the hype, the Internet is pure unadulterated evil. It is single handedly assassinating every major industry, every business and everything enjoyable in the world. This cold blooded creature sneaks up and attacks when the backs are turned...

Lose the Lads' Mags? Lose the Censorship

Sarah Woolley | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK
Sarah Woolley

As I squint at the raunchy front covers for Vogue and FHM, I realise that, despite the latter's promise to explain 'Why Gary Barlow Is Just Like You,' I am struggling to tell them apart. Hence my confusion that UK Feminista and Object only target men's magazines in their new campaign.

A Face That Fits

Deborah C Dooley | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah C Dooley

I first became aware that my face doesn't fit when I was writing a weekly column for a women's magazine that At first the editorial team tolerated the rather amateurish snap that I had provided for my picture byline. Then I got a phone call. 'We need you to come up for a shoot,' said the picture editor.

Not-So-Mobile Mags

Neil Ayres | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Tech
Neil Ayres

A good many voices on its release asserted that the iPad would prove the saviour of publishing, yet new research shows that, generally, magazine publishing has not capitalised on the opportunities that the modern 'cross-platform' reader presents.

Fitness Secrets

Andy Brown | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Brown

Next time you are in your local newsagents have a look at how the magazines are displayed. In most shops, the magazines are clustered closely together, almost suffocatingly so, as they compete for space and light.

Where There's a Wheel, There's a Way

Charles Donovan | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charles Donovan

So here I am. Still adjusting to wheelchair life, having swallowed enough mephedrone to rouse a rhinoceros and then jump off a flyover. I try to confine my communications to email and text. The other methods - phone and face to face - well, I might say something regrettable.

DASH Magazine: Illustrating the Business of Fashion

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

When someone decides to invest in editing and publishing a new fashion magazine, a move into a business that has been finding itself increasingly at odds with longevity and profitability, their actions are worthy of some attention.

Suvi Koponen Covers Vogue Paris March Issue

Vogue.fr | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Style
Vogue.fr

Finnish model Suvi Koponen covers Vogue Paris for the first time this month, shot by Mert & Marcus for our March 2013 avant-garde issue, available 22 February.

Charlie Thomas

Hello! Lawyers Force New Magazine To Change Logo

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

It's a David and Goliath battle of the glossy magazine world - Lifestyle glossy Hello! magazine has forced a young rival to change its logo after enga...

Is The Price Of Experience Too High? The Dilemma Of The Unpaid Internship

Sophie O'Mahony | Posted 24.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie O'Mahony

Unpaid internships contribute to inequality. Some of us are lucky enough to have a permanent base in London, where most of the UK media activity happens, and parents who are generous with the financial support. Most of us are not.

The Legacy of the Year of the Short Story?

David Whelan | Posted 30.01.2013 | Home
David Whelan

2012 was declared the year of the short story and back in March I wrote an article exploring the immediate repercussions of such a statement. Now, here in November, as the final days of the year come swift and cold, I thought it pertinent to inspect the year's legacy.