UK Magazines

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.

The 'It' Item and Why It Earns the Prestigious 'It'

Rebecca Stevens | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Style
Rebecca Stevens

Every season without fail there is an 'it' something. Be it a handbag, a pair of shoes, a colour, a print or a cut, the fashion industry sifts through...

Have All the Good Ideas Already Been Taken?

Ella Walker | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ella Walker

When it comes to magazines, I always start from the back. Not only do they seem somehow weightier that way, but starting at the front you have to wade...

Why Christmas 'Tis Not the Season to Be Sexy

Lauren Bravo | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Bravo

Who actually goes to Christmas parties, really? Apart from, potentially, one work do, which let's face it is more likely to be a karaoke sesh with Carol from accounts than the Ambassador's reception, I can't think of a single social function I attend at Christmas where it wouldn't be appropriate to wear a jumper and a bobble hat.

2011: The Media Year in Review

Christopher Beanland | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Comedy
Christopher Beanland

Seven big media hitters give their personal take on the highs and lows of 2011 in broadcasting, publishing, PR and the online world.

"Why Do You Write?"

Deborah Dooley | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Dooley

As the owner of a writers' retreat, I see all kinds of writing. And one of best answers to the "why do you write?" question, came from someone struggling to find an agent for her first novel. "Because I'd feel funny if I didn't," she said. There speaks a natural writer.

Magazines in Crisis: Three Ways They Could STILL Thrive in the Digital Era

Colin Morrison | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK
Colin Morrison

Sales and marketing people seldom let the mask slip. So, magazine industry people can keep up the smiles and pretend that the iPad or some other piece...

1991; The Year The Alternative Went Mainstream

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

OK, so we have had twenty-year anniversaries of Dazed and Confused, The Big Issue, Nirvana's seminal album Nevermind and Frieze this year, which led me to wonder, what the hell was happening in 1991?

Who Killed Britain's Best Media Company?

Colin Morrison | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK
Colin Morrison

Seventeen years ago, almost to the day, The Independent described a British company as "one of the most admired media companies in the world". By 1994...