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Magazine journalism

Magazine journalism

Holmes, Tim, 1953-; Nice, Liz

A much needed digest of magazine journalism that analyses the origins of this global format with a view to understanding the future directions of the magazine model. It takes an economic and policy focused stance to provide a comprehensive analysis of not just the magazine, but the magazine industry

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published Los Angeles, [Calif.; London: SAGE, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Tim Holmes and Liz Nice
ISBN: 1847870295, 1847870309, 9781847870292, 9781847870308
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 193 p. ; 24 cm.
Series: Journalism studies. Key texts
Subject: Media Studies.; Periodicals; Mass media; Journalism; Periodicals.; Journalism.
Series Title: Journalism studies. Key texts.


  1. Magazines: A Historical Survey
  2. The Political Economy of Magazines
  3. The Magazine Workforce
  4. Skills and Policy Developments
  5. Contemporary Practices
  6. The International Perspective
  7. Theorizing the Field
  8. Future Directions


For those of us who long ago experienced the magazine love-bite and have been battling the prejudice and scant attention shown this beautiful medium ever since, here at last is the book to set the record straight. Magazine Journalism is a painstakingly researched argument, whistling up the many voices of those who matter in magazines today, drawing on magazines' rich history and their ability to adapt and change to survive, exploring the mixed and vibrant economy that underpins the medium, and demonstrating that the future is as much an opportunity as a threat. Holmes and Nice make a compelling case for magazines being 'the most successful media format ever to have existed
Nicholas Brett
Deputy Managing Director, BBC Magazines

With a mixture of observations from the past and present, Holmes and Nice offer a skillful analysis of the contemporary magazine field while keeping an eye to the industry's future. Although the book's focus is on magazines in the United Kingdom, its lessons are an enlightening and entertaining resource for American magazine scholars and students as well
David Abrahamson
Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

At a time when magazines are undergoing active redefinition, Magazine Journalism represents a welcome intervention. It engages with a host of pressing issues in a manner alert to professional priorities while, at the same time, encouraging new ways of thinking about the challenges shaping this fast-moving field. Holmes and Nice are trustworthy guides, taking the reader on what proves to be a fascinating journeyl
Stuart Allan
Professor of Journalism, Bournemouth University