Tuesday May 26, 2020

State of independence

How a new breed of indie magazines inspired Conor Purcell to write a book

24th June, 2018

My journey towards the promised land of independent print started in Dubai about ten years ago. I was editing Emirates’ inflight magazine, Open Skies, and was intrigued by the new wave of independent magazines that were emerging at the time.

They seemed fresh, vibrant and unshackled from the commercial demands of the mainstream titles – the majority of which were filled with barely concealed advertorial and calls to action: ‘buy this’, ‘see that’, ‘go...

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