UK Magazines

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.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Winners and Losers in Media and Three Things Every Publisher Must Have

Colin Morrison | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK
Colin Morrison

In their clockwork orange world, UK publishers are trying to get to grips with what they hope is their digital future. It is easy to believe that good...

Career Chat: ELLE's Ben Cooper Shares his Editorial Advice

Emma Gannon | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Gannon

Be prepared to do it for the love first. And then probably keep doing it for quite some time. Almost no one, no matter how brilliant they are as an under-graduate, walks into a role these days with a box-fresh degree in English or Journalism and no, or not much, writing experience.

Real Women Like Reading About Technology

Sue Thomason | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Tech
Sue Thomason

Am I a geek? I suppose so, but no more so than all the other women I know.

Want to Write for Glossy Magazines? Grace Timothy Shares Her Advice

Emma Gannon | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Gannon

I decided to ask Grace Timothy about her story and careers advice for aspiring writers. Grace is a writer with an endless CV with titles such as Vogue, Glamour and Vanity Fair under her belt and years of experience in the beauty and fashion industry.

Why Can't Journalists Stop Writing Books?

Christopher Beanland | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Comedy
Christopher Beanland

"I've lost count of the amount of risible manuscripts I get in the post from journalists who want to be proper writers," says top London literary agent Chazory Greenfingers, while she daintily gnaws at a custard cream.

How Randolph Hearst's Modest Successor Will Out-Pace Rupert Murdoch

Colin Morrison | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK
Colin Morrison

This is a story of three octogenarians. It is 60 years since the death, aged 88, of (William) Randolph Hearst, now the world's second most famous newspaperman. The fearsome publisher-cum-politician, who is debited with creating "yellow journalism", was lampooned in Orson Welles' 1941 movie, Citizen Kane.