Publish and be damned
The Irish magazine industry has been forced to go on a crash diet, with many jobs lost and the prospect of more to follow. Tina-Marie O’Neill reports
The recent departure of Gloss magazine from the news stands and its move into the Irish Times, where it now appears as a monthly supplement, ostensibly means one fewer competitor for other Irish titles.
But the move is indicative of the struggle that Ireland’s stable of women’s magazines has endured over the past 12 months to raise advertising revenue during a global recession - and in a fiercely competitive market.
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