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magazines: 'I see a whale'
By Tony Quinn
(November 2006; regularly updated; latest July 2010)
‘When I see a whale hanging about in a lagoon getting fatter
and fatter my immediate reaction is to reach for my harpoon.’
So said Felix Dennis. He was talking about What Car?, but it
seems the Economist was the whale of choice in late 2006.
Lining up to have a pop at the venerable title by taking
away the attention of its affluent readers were whalers in the form of:
- the BBC with a mooted news weekly under the working title Newsbrief;
- Rupert Murdoch's News Magazines division in the UK with a possible
news weekly, Spectrum, in development;
- Monocle monthly from Wallpaper founder Tyler Brûlé;
- Condé Nast in the US with monthly Portfolio;
- Condé Nast in Germany with a weekly Vanity Fair; and
- Andrew Neil with weekly-broadsheet-turned-magazine The Business -
and when that failed Spectator Business.
Sections in this case study:
The Business calls itself ‘London’s
first global business magazine’
Andrew Neil's Business
First out of harbour was Andrew Neil with The Business magazine
- as ‘Britain's first weekly international business magazine’ in
This was a relaunch of the Sunday Business broadsheet paper in a standard
magazine format and was published on Wednesdays.
Neil had spent 10 years
on the Economist where he became UK editor, before becoming editor of tthe Sunday Times for Rupert Murdoch, so should
understand its market. He also turned the European newspaper
into a magazine-style tabloid but plans to become a magazine foundered.
Neil told the
Telegraph (which is also owned by the Barclay brothers): ‘New
York has Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, Barron's. London
doesn't have a business magazine.’ The Economist ‘is
not a business magazine. It's a geo-political magazine and it's
great at that. Business is a few pages at the back.’
The magazine was a relaunch of Sunday Business, which was founded by Tom Rubython as a national broadsheet in 1996 to compete with the Financial Times (which does not publish on a Sunday). Initial sales were claimed of 150,000, but just 60,000 by the fourth issue (Media Week, 17 May 1996, p1) and several staff left. Sales carried on falling and in in 1997 the title was bought by David and Frederick Barclay, who then owned The European (and later bought The Daily Telegraph and The Scotsman). The Barclays relaunched in February 1998 with Andrew Neil as publisher and Jeff Randall as editor.This boosted the paper but after a loss of staff, in 2003 Neil put its production in the hands of the Press Association and then came up with the magazine concept.
Independent (16 October 2006) saw Neil as a Captain Ahab: ‘The
seminal episode in Andrew's life was being Britain Editor of the Economist.
He has since dreamt of creating a rival. His attempt to change
The European newspaper into a magazine was not
a runaway success. Now he has persuaded his employers, the Barclay
brothers, to let him do the same with The Business. As
a (to my mind) quite creditable Sunday newspaper, it struggled
at just over 20,000 copies. As a magazine it is supposed to sell
45,000. Captain Neil sees something we don't.’
Eighteen months later, the Indie was proved right. Press
Holdings announced the closure of The Business in
February 2008, the day before new ABC sales figures
The Business had a previous sales figure of 41,843
- 9,764 newstrade sales and 7,269 subscriptions. Editor Allister Heath left to take over business freesheet City AM from David Parsley. Heath retained a position as associate editor of the Spectator. However,
it also announced another chance for Neil with the launch of Spectator
which came out in the spring and was distributed to a selected
readership. It became a standalone monthly in May 2008, but in April 2008 a drop in frequency to quarterly from July 2009 was announced.
Monocle - monthly current affairs with a dash of style from Tyler Brûlé
Tyler Brûlé's monthly, Monocle, is aimed
at affluent opinion formers with a mix of business, reportage,
cultural criticism and luxury goods coverage. The core readers
will be frequent travellers like Brûlé himself.
Its ‘hub’ is in London but with bureaux in Tokyo, New
York and Zurich. It is being sold worldwide. Brûlé raised £5m from
private investors to pay for the launch. The first issue of 10-times-a-year
Monocle was March 2007 at £5 a copy. It hopes
to sell 150,000 copies.
Brûlé told the Observer: 'We have
been influenced by the success of the Economist and the
BBC in North America … but we will be bringing stories to
life with our writing and reportage and looking ahead a bit, which
is very different from what the Economist does.' In the
first issue, he admits to being a fan of Germany's news weeklies
and picks out National
Geographic, der Spiegel
and Stern (for 'its bold photography, fondness for
skin and racy subject matter') as inspiration.
magazines have a great future in the online era. He explained to
struck me that there was room to give people all over the world
something which was more visual than what's on offer and more of
a look ahead,’ he said. ‘Could there be an opportunity
to do something which was much more luxurious in terms of production
values, not necessarily just what was inside, and married the best
of geopolitics and business?’ ‘If you look at Asia
and markets like South Korea and Japan, which are four or five
years ahead of us in this digital revolution, their publishers'
reaction has been "Let's invest more in print".'
Brûlé is editor-in-chief, with Robyn Holt from Condé Nast's
Russian office as managing director.
Wallpaper was one of the great publishing success stories
of the 1990s, but Brûlé’s two later attempts,
sports fashion title Line and
fashion title Spruce,
man's singular vision Observer, 11 February
don't mention the Wallpaper* Guardian, 12 February
debut with a cool eye on the world Independent 12 February
and affluent? Press Gazette, 16 February
Portfolio joins Vogue and Vanity Fair as
Condé Nast titles in newsagents in 2007; but it closed in 2009
Business : a large-format glossy joint venture between Condé Nast and the Financial Times (1986-1991)
Condé Nast’s Portfolio Back
Next to test the choppy waters was Condé Nast’s
Portfolio. This was a business monthly,
with a launch issue on 24 April 2007 (May cover date). The company put a lot behind it, with the New York Times reporting that 'Executives said the company was willing to lose more than $100 million on it.' The monthly soon ran into the recession, however, reducing its frequency to 10 copies a year from October 2008; cutting back on the website's original content; and firing some staff. In April 2009, Portfolio's closure was announced. New York magazine ran a profile of Condé Nast chairman S.I. ('Si') Newhouse in which it described him as falling in love with his editors and Portfolio as his flawed baby:
It was a great romance even if, like many great romances, others shook their heads about it, wondering whether Newhouse’s passion for [former Wall Street Journal journalist Joanne who was Portfolio's editor] Lipman was entirely rational. Business magazines were, after all, in decline. And soon, turmoil in Portfolio’s offices, along with incessant leaks to blogs and tabloids, made Lipman seem a caricature of the imperious Condé Nast editor, ruling from on high, out of touch. Even factions within the Newhouse family believed Si was blind to the real situation at Portfolio - “a good idea, badly executed,” was how one person described the magazine.
with unique content and interactive tools, supported the launch.
Although it may not seem obvious, the Vogue and GQ publisher
does have a current affairs and business pedigree. It may be best
known for its film star covers, but Vanity Fair counts ‘politics
and power’ in its beat and regularly steps into the geopolitical
arena. Issues have profiled the Bush administration,
in a non-too-favourable light, and the June 1993 issue carried
an excellent article on the succession battle at the Economist.
The company also owns technology title Wired (which it launched in the UK in 2009). Portfolio was
seen as entering a tough market in the
US for business advertising with page
volumes down at BusinessWeek, Forbes and Fortune at
between 3% and 13% over 2006. Also, their sales figures
have been flat in recent years.
As for its UK business pedigree, Condé Nast
had teamed up with the Financial
1986 to launch Business, a glossy monthly.
Although this lasted five years, it never made money and closed
with the onset of the recession in 1991. Kevin Kelly, who set up
the magazine, has described it as a spoiled child: 'It had
two excessively rich parents and they didn't have the discipline
of getting costs in line. They were paying rates to journalists
that I was unhappy about. It was a Rolls-Royce read, but never
an essential read.'
After the closure, the Independent quoted Stephen Fay,
editor for the first three years:
'Fortune is read by chief
executives and aspiring managers. We could never persuade chief
executives to read Business. The Americans have a magazine
culture, but British businessmen feel they can keep up by reading
a daily and a Sunday paper.'
When it closed, Business was 15,000 short of its target break-even circulation of 60,000 and
had lost £5m-£6m.
Asked whether anyone would try again, Fay said:
'Not for a generation. A lot of fingers have been burnt.'
Portfolio sounds like it might be in the Business mould.
In a Financial
Times feature in
October 2006, Stephen Adler, editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek,
shrugged off the threat from Portfolio: 'Portfolio is
doing something entirely different, it will be a high-quality feature
publication that feels more like Vanity Fair.' 'BusinessWeek defines
itself as timely, concise and useful – I don’t think that
is how Portfolio would describe itself.' However, like
all the titles covered here, they will be vying for the time of the
same reader pool and the revenue from the same advertisers.
And talking of Vanity Fair, its launch
in Germany in February 2007 was as a very fat weekly (330 pages for
just €1 with double
covers and gatefolds galore) though the second issue settled down
at just (!!) 198 pages. The production values certainly set a standard
that the likes of Monocle can only yet aim for.
As for the BBC, little has been revealed about
its plans to launch an international news magazine. A report in
the Guardian said it would be a weekly with contents based
around its news programmes Newsnight and Panorama.
'Phoenix' is the codename given to the project, with a working
title of Newsbrief.
Media Week reported that News International had registered
the title Spectrum with the Patent Office in October
2006. It said Times insiders had indicated that
a news analysis magazine would be an area of interest,
drawing on the editorial resources of paper. However, the group's magazine division closed its interiors
title Inside Out in January and postponed the proposed
launch of a women’s weekly when it won the contract (from
another NI division, BSkyB) to publish Sky customer
magazine, which had been run by John Brown Citrus. The division closed in 2008 and Love It! was sold to Bauer.
Economist lookalike dated back to 1878
& Tide -
'the British news magazine' for 2-8 September 1965. 24 separately
numbered pages were devoted to the cover feature
News Review :
'Britain's first weekly news magazine' in 1940
asks 'Jazz: art or rubbish' in its 13 April 1950 issue
'The British News Magazine' with film actress Chili Boucher on the cover
Cavalcade relaunched as a tabloid in 1938
The New Cavalcade in 1949
'the British news weekly' in October 1961 (second issue)
as relaunched by Cornmarket with a redesign by Tom Wolsey
Now! news magazine launch issue, 14 September 1979; and,
below, in December 1980
Now! in December
The European as
a weekly tabloid magazine
Cover magazine first issue with the main cover line: 'Full-bodied fashion: Is Sophie Dahl the shape of things to come?'. The editors were Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger
a 24-page A4 supplement with the Guardian on Saturday:
'The best of the world's media edited for you.' This was a special issue on women's media
The Editor from 19 December 2000
What does history
There have been several news weeklies
in Britain in the past century:
- Time and Tide;
- The European; and
- The Week.
Statist dated back to 1878. IPC relaunched The Statist in 1961 under Paul Bareau from the Economist as editor as a domestic rival to the Economist - complete with a similar look. By 1967, the editor-in-chief was Paul Bareau and editor Colin Jones, but it failed to reach its 200th anniversary and closed in 1967 with sales of 20,000-30,000 copies.
Time & Tide was founded
in 1920 by Viscountess Rhondda (a suffragette
who survived the sinking of the RMS
Lusitania by a German U-Boat in 1915 - see Wikipedia)
using the wealth from her coalmine-owning father Lord Rhondda.
Her aim was to put ‘the
point of view in what was then a man-ruled world’. She
died in 1958 and the magazine's funds were exausted. It was
a literary review in this period, but under the control of
Rev Timothy Beaumont and editor John Thompson it became a political
news-magazine competing with the Spectator and New Statesman in the early 1960s. The February 1961 cover was done by Ruari McLean in and Jan Pienkowski became art editor in March until mid 1962. However, according to Topic (7
July 1962, p35), it was unable to raise its sales above 14,000
and it was sold. The new owners were led by William J. Brittain
who took over in July 1962. At the end of the year it merged with John O'London's, regarded as the leading literary magazine before the second world war but whose fortunes had waned since. A regular editorial from 1965 described
Viscountess Rhondda as ‘leaving
a magazine which, as the theatrical people say, was a great
artistic but not a commercial success'.
Data File has Time & Tide becoming
a monthly in 1970. By 1972, it branded
itself 'The World News Magazine', with colour covers and newsprint
inside. It became less frequent, with an advert in the Economist (19
May 1984, p103) describing it as 'A quarterly magazine about
the major issues of our time.' That summer 1984 issue was
able to attract notable writers, though, including: Margaret
Thatcher, Gen Sir John Hackett, Lord Denning, Norman St John
Stevas, David Owen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Gerald Kaufman, Chapman
Pincher and Sir William Rees Mogg.
News Review and Cavalcade from 1936
In February 1936, two news weeklies hit the news-stands: News Review and Cavalcade. An article in US news weekly Time ('British Newsmagazines', 24 Feb, 1936) covered the rivalry between the two. Cosmopolitan Press published the former from Fetter Lane in 'a grubby little building called Cosmopolitan House'. Time's reporter interviewed Tibor Korda, a 30-year-old Hungarian at News Review: 'Since Time . . . first made its appearance, the question has been asked frequently - who will produce a similar publication in England?' Then:
'In January Alan R. Cameron, one of his Cosmopolitan editors, left him. Next thing he knew, said Mr Korda, Cameron was about to put out a Time imitation himself. By rushing News Review into print in 24 hours, Mr Korda and his hard-working Cosmopolitan staff established its right to the title of "Britain's First Weekly News-Magazine."'
News Review was later taken over by Odhams and was based at 198 High Holborn. It lasted until at least 1950.
Cavalcade called itself 'The British News-Magazine' on tghe cover. It was published by News Periodicals, 2 Salisbury Sq, Fleet St, London EC4 and printed by Sun Engraving, London & Watford on glossy paper. Cameron was initially editor with William James Brittain as publisher. Brittain was 'a rising Fleet Streeter who was once assistant editor of Lord Beaverbrook's blatant Sunday Express' and took over as editor within a year. (Someone of the same name edited Time & Tide from 1962 to 1972, with Juliet Brittain taking over). Cavalcade was almost A4 in size (8.5x11in) and typically ran to 48 pages. It regularly ran advertising pages promoting advertising itself:
'The manufacturer knows that his product must be good, before he can advertise ... That is why advertised goods are the best and cheapest. Study the advertisements in this paper therefore, and remember that Advertised Goods have got to be
Plane Adverting Ltd was a regularly advertiser, with pages promoting its biplanes flying over seaside resorts. The 7 August 1937 issue claimed an audited net sale of more than 50,000 copies a week with an advertising rate of £35 a page. A regular feature was a centre-spread map of the world with captions summarising international news.
In March 1938, Cavalcade relaunched as a tabloid weekly paper on newsprint under the auspices of Illustrated Publications. Illustrated had relaunched it again by June 1949 as The New Cavalcade. The Magazine Data File has this only lasting until 1950.
Launch of Topic in 1961
The launch issue of Topic -
'the British news weekly' bore the cover date 21 October 1961.
It ran to
64 pages with colour cover and centre spread, printed in photogravure by Martlet
Press in London's Old Kent Road.
The editor was Morley Richards, a Daily Express veteran, and the backing
came from a clutch of millionaire industrialists. An article in Time magazine
said the first issue sold 150,000 copies at 2/-; that
it could break even with sales of 65,000 and show a profit at 90,000.
However, as Time also pointed out:
'It must do so
against competition of the sternest sort. The newcomer must
buck England's big national Sunday press - eight papers, combined
circulation 24 million some of which, unlike Sunday papers
in the US, serve many of the functions of a weekly news magazine.'
An article in Topic's first
issue called the venture 'Britain's biggest publishing gamble' since
the second world war.
'Topic,' Time said, 'may discover that to make a go of
it in Britain, even six millionaires are not enough.'
The words of the doomsayer were prophetic. Despite a redesign
and halving the cover price, Dome Press pulled out with issue
33 and the title was bought by Town publisher
Cornmarket (run by Michael Heseltine and Clive Labovitch). Most
of the Dome staff did not transfer. In came Nicholas Tomalin
as editor; Richards became 'consulting editor' and carried on
writing a column about events in Fleet Street and television;
Michael Parkinson was deputy editor. Tom Wolsey redesigned the
magazine and used photographs by people such as Don McCullin. However, the
title collapsed by Christmas 1962.
has a go with Now!
Seventeen years later, Sir James Goldsmith
had a go with Now!
as Cavenham Communications with
as editor. Goldsmith controlled Generale Occidentale, a Paris-based holding
company with interests in supermarkets (Liptons and Presto in
the UK), oil drilling and forest products. He also owned the
French news weekly
L'Express (sales 585,000). He had tried to gain control
of several Fleet Street newspapers to
advance his right-leaning, pro-European political ideas. Goldsmith
poured money into the title with expensive colour printing,
which at first paid off with the Sunday Times Magazine off
the streets at the time because of a strike. Like Topic,
Now! started well, selling out of the print
416,000 copies. However,
the sales target of 250,000 copies was not met and the first year figure
of 182,000 slid
to 119,000 in 1981. It folded in May 1981 after 84 issues. Goldsmith
lost something like £7m in the venture.
According to Time:
'Goldsmith badly misjudged his market and competition. Because
Britain is small and has excellent rail service, the leading
London newspapers are distributed nationally. The Sunday editions
(combined circ. 17.8 million) provide extensive national and
international news, in-depth background reports and a wide
range of reviews and entertainment stories. Also well entrenched
are the Economist (UK circulation 69,000), Time (British
Isles and Ireland 78,000) and Newsweek (40,000).
Now! could not decide whether it was a feature or
a news magazine. Its reporting never matched the newspapers',
and its writing and analysis fell far short of the weeklies.'
Maxwell's The European
It was a European agenda that sparked the
next attempt, Robert Maxwell's The European (see
He wanted the 'voice of Europe' to have its
own platform. It appeared in May 1990 and the first audited
sales figure was 226,000 - 74,000 short of the break-even target
(about 150,000 were expected to be sold in Britain). The paper
had a turbulent time after the corrupt owner's death in
1991 and ended up in the hands of the Barclays brothers being
run by Andrew Neil. Sales in 1993 were estimated at about 200,000.
In July 1997, Neil announced plans to transform The European into
an upmarket magazine. The paper was to go tabloid and then become
a colour magazine competing with the Economist, Wall Street
Journal, International Herald Tribune and Financial Times. The first of the tabloid magazines
appeared on 16 March 1998. However, six months later, the Barclay
brothers announced its closure and the last issue was dated
Other news magazines
In May 1995, The Week was
launched by Jon Connell, a former deputy editor of the Sunday
Telegraph, as a digest of the world's press.
Its motto: 'All you need to know about everything that
matters.' A year later, Maxim publisher Felix
Dennis took a 51% stake in the title. It was selling about 4,000
copies at the time. By 2000, it was selling 52,367. In
2001, Dennis took on former Times and Sunday Times editor
Harold Evans as a consulting editor and launched the Week in
the US with a $17m budget, as a rival to Newsweek and Time.
By the end of 2006, the Week was selling 134,803 copies in the UK and
358,336 in the US.
Yet, it was an new idea that can be traced back at
least to 1881. Tit-bits from George Newnes
rewrote material from many sources,
using cheap newsprint and selling in volume. This editorial
model spawned many imitators. In the late 1980s, a contract
publishing magazine (possibly for Rank Xerox) culled
the best business articles from around the world.
The success of the Week also led to imitators.
Among them were a monthly, Cover, launched by Robert Lacey, author of Majesty, the 1977 biography of Queen Elizabeth II, and Sunday Times journalist Danny Danziger. Eight investors were reported to have shared the £1.1 million launch costs and 3i later added £500,000. Cover was an eclectic mix: 'Are there really people out there interested in everything from East European gun-dogs to Warren Beatty?' asked the Financial Times ('Second-hand browse', 8 September 1997, p23). However, other Fleet Street papers noted what was happening and stuck their oars in the water. The Editor was a 24-page
A4 supplement with the Guardian every Saturday: 'The best
of the world's media edited for you'. The Independent introduced Monitor, All The News of The World, as a page in its Saturday edition. Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger told the Times: 'The Week is such a parasitical form of journalism that the parasite cannot complain if a parasite lands on its back ('If a story is good, it's good enough to tell twice' by Brian MacArthur, Media section, p39). However, by mid-1999, Cover was in trouble and sought fresh funding; Lacey pulled out; and the title closed.
A much later
imitator, though with a different slant, was Cut.
This was a weekly lad's magazines from Take A Break publisher
H Bauer. The first issue, dated
12 August 2004, culled from 54 papers and 185
magazines. However, Cut closed in
Other titles, weekly
or monthly, fall into the current affairs category. These
are listed in the table below with sales
figures for the end of 2006.
The Financial Times published a magazine supplement called The Business from 1999 to July 2002 with its UK Saturday edition. In 2003,
the FT launched a new Saturday supplement, FT Magazine,
which had a focus on international politics - particularly around the time of the US invasion of Iraq - as part of
a relaunch of the paper. The focus has since softened with more consumer-related and lifestyle articles.
a mention. This was the report in 2003 that the left-leaning Guardian was
to launch a weekly political magazine in the US in time for
the start of the 2004 presidential campaign. Guardian
in America never
appeared but the paper's website, and a weekly summary of the
paper, are very popular in the US. However, the costs of a magazine launch in the US would be horrendous - especially at a time when newspapers face the peril of trying to establish an online publishing model.
2006 cover of the business news magazine
Is the Economist vulnerable? Top
With a circulation of 1.1 million copies, about 80% of them in
subscriptions, the Economist - which is half-owned by
the FT - is certainly a whale of a magazine (or rather newspaper,
as it calls itself). But just how much blubber is there? It certainly
looks more bloated with its pages of contents introduced in a
redesign – which
also saw the introduction of more images and editorial colour – in
2001. That was under then-editor Bill Emmott, but this hardly looks
extravagant when the circulation has risen 80% in a decade. John
Micklethwait was appointed editor on 1 April 2006.
The magazine built on its solid contents with a sharp design from 1957 under art editor Peter Dunbar. It established the white out of red box masthead - designed by noted engraver, designer and typographer Reynolds Stone - that the magazine sports to this day (though it now uses a different typeface). Although the treatment of the subsidiary cover lines has changed, the style of cover with a mix of photography, illustration and typography is as successful now as it was in the 1960s and the sales have grown steadily from about 85,000 in the mid 1960s. And its strategy of expanding into Europe, then the US and elsewhere has been an outstanding success.
In 1978, relations between the FT and the Economist took a turn for the worse when the former announced plans to launch a weekly edition in the US, just as the Economist was starting a big circulation drive there. The FT's World Business Weekly flopped however. It turned out US company managers did not want an international alternative to their local magazines. The FT retreated and passed on the 20,000-30,000 subscribers to the Economist.
It is difficult to see any of the announced launches chipping
away at its crown. The likes of the Business might have
had some effect at the edges, but the Economist's reputation,
bolstered by very clever advertising over decades, saw off the usurper in the UK and the title is firmly established
in the psyche of the business world.
The Economist itself has identified
the expanding analysis in daily papers as a barrier to selling
more copies in the UK: 'That became especially true in the 1960s
and 1970s, when British daily papers started to carry more of the
interpretive, argumentative and analytical articles that had traditionally
been the preserve of the weeklies.' That is the route the FT has taken, reading increasingly like the Economist, often with more analysis than news on its pages these days. So efforts were focused on
expanding sales overseas.
Internationally, Monocle, Portfolio and Vanity Fair were fighting it out for high-end fashion advertising,
which is not the Economists's patch. However, the Economist saw them all coming and in September 2007 expanded its annual lifestyle
publication Intelligent Life into a quarterly magazine with
the slogan 'Lifestyle.
Now with substance.' It was edited by Ed Carr (a former FT news
editor). The large format title is sold in the
UK, continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The BBC seems the only realistic potential rival, though it may have
political problems launching a commercial magazine with taxpayers'
money - its magazine publishing division cannot possibly be throwing
off enough cash to fund a news weekly - into a market that many
would argue is already well served. Politically, the BBC is likely to be forced to look overseas for commercial growth, having become too big in the UK with its guaranteed income under the licence fee.
Sales of news and current affairs Back
/ Financial Times
||Business & finance
Business Publishing Ltd (Press Holdings)
as broadsheet newspaper; 14 October 2006 as magazine
||Business & finance
February 2008. ABC of 41,843 (9,764 newstrade sales;
||Business & finance
(publisher's statement in 1937)
||Monthly article compilation
||Gruner + Jahr
||1946 as Diese
Woche (This Week) by British Control Commission for Germany;
1947 as Der Spiegel (The Mirror)
||Business & finance
East / Africa
Publishing (funded by the CIA until 1967)
Anglo-US monthly journal
newspaper / tabloid magazine
150,000 (2009 estimate)
||New Statesman Ltd
||Cosmopilitan Press / Odhams
|Newsbrief (working title)
development (first mooted for for April 2007)
||Oldie Publications Ltd
||24 April 2007
(May cover date)
closed April 2009
||Prospect Publishing Ltd
Ltd (Press Holdings)
||Business & finance
monthly - dropped to quarterly in 2009
|| The Statist
||Gruner + Jahr
|Time & Tide
||Time & Tide
||1921 - 1984?
/ News weekly, then monthly, then quarterly
|World Business Weekly
||International business affairs
||closed February 2009
Bureau of Circulations (ABC) / publishers
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