Monocle launch cover
Monocle – a Boy's Own Economist
First magazine launch issue cover with Kate Moss
First – Emap tries to establish weekly news sector for women
Grazia launch issue cover with Kate Moss
Grazia – 2005 launch cost £12m to create weekly fashion sector
The Face closes: issue 3 from July 1980
2004: style icon The Face closes
Intersection car magazine launch first issue (2002)
2002: Dazed & Confused tries to change the face of car magazines with Intersection
Glamour magazine launch: May 2001, Conde Nast
2001: Glamour success
The Net first issue from Haymarket (1999)
1999: The Net from Haymarket

Magazine launches, closures and events

Magazines from 1960 to 2008 are listed on these yearly pages by their cover date, although a January 2021 issue would usually be on sale by mid-December 2020. See Magforum blog
  • 2008 See Magforum blog; Magforum censored by Google; News of the World launches Fabulous; Magicalia to buy Practical Parenting
  • 2007 Emap sells up; Future sells French arm; French arm to Grazia; Cosmo Girl closes; Baueer closes In the Know; Death Ray launch; Portfolio launch; Jellyfish digital magazine launches and closes; Happy closes; So London opens and closes; Vanity Fair weekly for Germany; Monocle from Tyler Brûlé
  • 2006 Emap sells French arm to Grazia publisher Mondadori; Emap launches weekly women's news magazine, First; Burda buys Essential; Inside Out and Love It! from News Magazines; BBC sells Origin; Emap closes Smash Hits; Highbury closes down
  • 2005 News International sells Times Educational Supplement; Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan buys Press Gazette; Highbury on the ropes despite selling 38 titles to Future for £30m. UK titles expand overseas – OK! takes on People in US; Time Out in Chicago; Woman & Home in South Africa; Wallpaper in Russia; Zoo in Spain. Big launches with Grazia from Emap; Full House from Burda; TV Easy and Pick Me Up from IPC; Psychologies from HFUK; Condé Nast launches Easy Living and Men's Vogue (US). IPC's Nuts stays ahead of Emap's Zoo
    2004 IPC's Nuts beats Emap's Zoo in first round of battle for leadership in men's weekly sector – and see off Bauer's Cut; eighties icon The Face, Jack, J17 and 19 all fold. Nat Mags gears up for launches in deals with Australia's ACP and Rodale in UK. BBC and Future in buying sprees. BBC clips its own wings in magazines. Nat Mags launches women's weekly Reveal 
  • 2003 BBC's Olive comes up against its own former publishing stars with Seven's Delicious; former Emap executives go all intelligent with Word; Dennis takes over James Brown's IFG; Highbury swallows Paragon and Cabal
  • 2002 Snug and Jack try to take men's mags away from tits and bums culture...  Emap follows up Heat's success with celebrity magazine Closer ...  Glamour overtakes Cosmo (but at half the cover price says Nat Mags)
  • 2001 Glamour challenges Cosmopolitan's sales in its first year... IPC contracts and is bought by Time-Warner... Emap retreats from US... several women's launches fold
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