UK Magazines

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 | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Style

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 | 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.

The Big Issue Celebrates 21 Years Of Iconic Covers

Posted 27.11.2012 | Home

This month, The Big Issue celebrated reaching its 21st year on British high streets. Since its launch in 1991, the magazine has been challenging pe...

Magazines 2.0

Masoud Golsorkhi | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Style
Masoud Golsorkhi

I have been a magazine junky all my life. There is something about the way magazines can package random collections of events, facts and opinions into a story that can be more compelling than any other medium.

Replicate or Re-Design? How Do You Take a Magazine Online?

Colin Bennett | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Tech
Colin Bennett

A year ago when we were researching the UK magazine market in an effort to assess the enthusiasm, or otherwise, of publishers for having tablet editions we concluded that they still had some doubts about whether they needed to have App editions of their titles or not.

Model Ship Will Take Longer To Build Than The Original

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Ever plunged yourself into something full of enthusiasm - then realised halfway through that it's taking forever and started to wish you hadn't bother...

Charlie Thomas

EXCLUSIVE: Is This Goodbye! To Hello!? New Glossy Online Magazine To Launch In 2013 | Charlie Thomas | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK

A new glossy magazine will hit your screens in 2013, providing readers with a combination of competitions, vouchers, promotions, celebrity news and re...

11 Facts About Women You May Have Forgotten

Anna French | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anna French

It may seem that I am stating the obvious here, but judging by things I've heard recently a reminder may be in order.

Whether it's Chris Evans saying that women are much better at making beds than men or a woman's voice suddenly rising above the murmur on the bus, saying "well duuuh, all women love shoes", everyone seems to have an opinion on what women are like.

Rewarding Diversity in Magazines

Barry McIlheney | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Politics
Barry McIlheney

Essentials first published a Real Women special issue in 2010, marking the first time it had not used models or celebrities on its cover. The positive feedback prompted editor Jules Barton-Breck to make the decision to continue to use real women on its covers throughout 2011 and into 2012, reinforcing its tagline of "No models, no celebs - just you!"

Boobs and Husbands: Our Careers Are in Their Hands Girls

Prue Watson | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Prue Watson

From the moment we pop out of the womb the pressure of success is upon us. And when you do succeed it is swarmed with criticism and flaws that you are barely allowed five minutes to congratulate yourself.

iPad Comes to the Rescue of Magazines (Sort Of)

Colin Morrison | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Tech
Colin Morrison

UK magazine publisher Mark Wood knew what everyone was thinking: "The iPad is not the saviour of magazines". But the calm-down words came just as it l...

Print Media: It Ain't Over 'til It's Over

Philip Keightley | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK
Philip Keightley

There are still hundreds of thousands of consumers reading magazines and newspaper, and I for one am not ready to discount the power of print media just yet.

Are Magazines Still Worth It?

Ella Walker | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Walker

The fact we were nibbling peanut butter on toast and reading the label on the Lurpack, not the Sunday supplements, should have been a sign. The chat ...