Thursday, February 15, 2007

British ABC results report that
news mags are hot

British ABC results show that news-oriented magazines are doing very well in circulation compared with other categories, according to a story in the U.K. Press Gazette.
While newspapers are taking circulation hits across the board, news magazines appear to be in rude health, according to the official ABC magazine circulation figures for the second half of 2006.

Dennis Publishing’s The Week continues to go from strength to strength and rose 24.6 per cent year-on-year to 134,803.

The New Statesman was another huge winner, rising 21.4 per cent on the back of a radical relaunch under new editor John Kampfner early last year.

Private Eye as ever remains an incredibly strong circulation performer. With no website, zero production values and a stubbornly old fashioned layout, it still shifts 208,579 copies every fortnight (up two per cent year-on-year) with its mix of satire, humour and hard news investigations.

The Economist also had a great second half of 2006, the UK edition rose 7.5 per cent to 170,038.

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