The Big Issue trials card readers as cash becomes increasingly redundant.
Glamour closes in the US, and should have gone with a bang not a whimper according to NYTimes fashion director Vanessa Friedman.
I’m looking forward to reading Alan Rusbriger’s new book about his editorship of The Guardian; James Meek’s LRB review is the perfect starter.
Have you bought your raffle ticket for our Christmas Cracker charity event?
Half price mags! Stack are selling off duplicates and leftover Awards entries in aid of Crisis at The Ace Hotel this Sat, 1 December.
FT editor Lionel Barber: ‘In the age of information overload, there has to be a place in the market for print, especially at the weekend.’
Next BSME event is ‘How to make events work for your brand’ and includes Stylist editor Lisa Smosarski.
Our friends at Park Communications offer some print advice to would-be publishers.
Kickstarting: help Elsie magazine establish itself as an annual creative catalyst.
Digital turns to print: Amazon has distributed a printed catalogue to help its Christmas toy sales in the US.
The True Story Award promises to be the first global journalism prize.
Read the three introductory texts to Eye’s latest magazine special issue, from Samir Husni, Jeremy Leslie and Angharad Lewis.
Fortune magazine is sold to Thai businessman for $150m.
Earlier this week a journalism student asked for evidence that mainstream mags were being influenced by the indies. Here it is: from February, UK Esquire will introduce ‘a cleaner, more modern aesthetic, a bigger size format, better quality paper stock, increased paginations…’ and drop to six times a year.
A great piece about the attention economy concludes ‘Ultimately, we end up fracking for attention,’ before prosposing some solutions, ‘we must prioritise, value and choose sustainable, quality, free-range attention.’
Nice podcast interview on Lecture in Progress with ModMag speaker Rod Stanley.
The UK minister responsible for media admits he doesn’t subscribe to a single UK magazine or newspaper.
James Harding, ex-BBC News chief, launches new slow journalism project Tortoise.
Jeremy Leslie previews next week’s ModMag London on The Stack.
Aperture gallery and California Sunday align exhibition and issue, At Home in the American West.
As she puts her Gather Journal ‘on hold’, Michele Outland talks about the redesigned Bob Appetit, ‘There is something about holding a magazine; it’s very captive in a way. Digitally, I just feel like we are exposed to so much content. I appreciate the escape that’s involved with print.’
London, 18 October: An A-Z of Eye magazine.
London, 25 October: Matt Willey talks at Typo Circle.
A newspaper turns to magazines for a future: The Guardian Weekly to relaunch as magazine.
100 Best indie mags, by category.
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London, 4 October: MagCulture Meets Eye (sold out).
Time magazine bought by new owners again – this time digital entrepeneurs.
Mr Magazine interviewed by Tank online: ‘If it’s not ink on paper, it’s not a magazine.’
Support it: new baseball mag Road Grays is Kickstarting now.
FIPP gathers pro-mag voices, ‘The truth is magazine media is evolving into something bigger…’
Edinburgh, this Friday: visit the magCulture popup at MagFest 2018.
London, 25 September: Stack Magazines has a panel discussion about making music magazines.
‘Truly global publishing with a personal touch has to extend beyond just the Anglosphere,’ Wolfgang Blau discusses his digital strategy for Condé Nast.
London: tomorrow, 4 Sept, Eye magazine launch ‘8000 One-Offs’, a film about their recent issue with 8000 unique front covers.
London: join us this weekend at the London Art Book Fair: the magCulture Quarter sees our pop-up shop open open alongside 18 guest magazines.
US leftwing mag Jacobin revives UK mag Tribune.
It’s Stack Awards time again. Enter your indie and be judged by Gail Bichler, Steve Gregor, Will Hudson, Steven Heller, our own Jeremy Leslie and more.
US kids mag Highlights has figured a few times in At Work With interviews; a new film, ‘44 Pages’ reviews the magazine’s long history.
The Indiecon team have collected indie mag maker’s thoughts on ‘What is Indie?’
Chief content officer (that title!) Joanna Coles loses power battle at Hearst.
‘Smart, cool… and in print…’ The Guardian talks to Claire Catterall, co-curator of Print!, about indies.
New research suggests students learn better from print than screen.
Bob Newman looks back at his first magazine love, Ramparts.
Mushpit’s ‘Fucboi Glass Ceiling’ diagram jumps from print to digital.
The latest issue of McSweeney’s is a bag of balloons.
Ignore the knee-jerk Guardian anti-rich rhetoric and enjoy the inside story of FT supplement How To Spend It. ‘A 30-year-old’s idea of luxury is very different to a 50-year-old’s…’
London, 29 July: The Riposte all-dayer takes over the rooftop at the Ace hotel. Talks, workshops (incl Collage Club) and a market place featuring the magCulture popup shop. Join us!
The final pieces of the jigsaw that is ModMag London are falling into place. Meanwhile save the date: Thursday 1 November.
Lemonland Media Lab is an exciting new venture currently looking for magazine-obsessive researchers to help them launch.
London, Thursday 5 July: MagCulture Meets The Modernist: tickets available now.
Congratulations to all the PPA Award winners, expecially designers Tom Meredith at Elle and Sonny Dhamu at Inside Housing.
Inside The New Yorker: Nicholas Blechman discusses the subtle changes he makes to the magazine.
Eye on Design takes a look at the LA Zine Fair: ‘The world of zines used to be all greyscale, now it’s technicolor.’
As Facebook seeks to improve trust among its users, it launches a print mag.
Gestelten’s new book ‘Newspaper Design’ looks great — reviewed here by Mario Garcia.
Currently crowdfunding: A Dance Mag is a new project from Outpost’s Ibrahim Nehme.
The New Yorker’s Eustace Tilley mascot raises his fist in support of the magazine’s new union.
Enjoy a complete digitisation of Ralph Ginzburg & Herb Lubalin’s Fact magazine.
Believe in indie book/mag shops? Helps our friends at Books Actually in Singapore secure their own space.
New York, 30 May: ModMag NY Edition, tickets still available.
In the run-up to ModMag NY, Mr Magazine interviews Jeremy Leslie, ‘The hardest part of the whole business remains the fact that one magazine is really easy to pick up and enjoy… but as soon as you put 20 of them in a box, they’re very difficult to handle’.
London, 23 May: The Rise and Fall of the Music Mag features Stool Piegon, Songlines, NME and more.
Author Tom Wolfe died this wek; he cut his teeth in magazines, read his 1972 Esquire piece about the great American novel.
Big publishers shared their new channels at the reent PPA Festival: podcasts, TV partnerships, knitted sloths…
Earlybird deadline for ModMag NY Edition is 12 midnight, NY time tonight (9 May).
London, 14 May: editors from Elle, Dazed, Gal-dem and Riposte share a stage with Wardour News’ Raj Patel to raise money for his retirement: ‘Independent shops and magazines are important – celebrate their contribution to London’s internationally renowned creativity.’
‘The East Village Other was the cream of radical comic art, the ground zero of anti-establishment insurrection…’ Steven Heller looks back at the start of his editorial career amid the turmoil of 1968.
‘Historical perspective has been strikingly absent from discussions of the troubles afflicting news media today,’ an important perspective that applies equally to magazines.
London’s celebrated Wardour News newsagent is closing due to a rent hike at its Soho address. i-D spoke to its owners.
New York’s Casa Magazines newsstand celebrates 25 years of Esopus.
The second issue of Failed States, published by magCulture shop manager Jamie Atherton, is available pre-order now.
London, 23 May: BSME present The Rise and Fall of Music Magazines, chaired by John L Walters.
Hamburg, 8—9 September: Indiecon returns!
Kickstarter news: Paris-based Usage promise sa new take on beauty and cosmetcis. Support it.