I love magazines. Literally, I will spend many days pouring over Companys new edition. As I want to be involoved with fashion when I am older, a hobby of mine is cutting out clothes I like from magazines and sticking them in a little notebook. However, this will not be happening for much longer it seems, as magazines are loosing popularity at an alarming rate. Company is a favourite of mine. It has great relationships with many bloggers, I really get inspired when I see how many bloggers feature in their magazines. I love all their articles, it is a real mix of fashion and beauty. Much to my dismay however, company will be going online after their october issue is released. *sobs to myself*.
Company is not the only magazine to have stopped releasing print. Bliss Magazine was a teen mag which I used to love. I found out that the last ever issue was published in June. Also, lots of irish teen bloggers were upset to find out that an irish teen magazine, KISS, would not be publishing anymore. I am now quite interested as to why magazines are on a downward spiral.
Magazines were originally great for articles aimed at a spefic audience, for example fashion magazines or sport magazines. This used to be peoples main source for news on this topic. Now however, all over the internet there are blogs and websites, all on different subjects, which are free to access and easy to find. Magazine content is not getting worse by any means, but the internet there will be hundreds of articles on the topic someone is looking for, so everyone can find something in which they will enjoy to read.
When I am older, I would like to work in the fashion and beauty industry. Ideally I would love to be a fashion journalist or a fashion/beauty editor. However, these jobs will increasingly become less common due to magazines lack of succes. Of course fashion journalism will continue online however I would love to see my article in print, instead of on a screen.
The future for magazines in general is not looking good. I suppose technically I am not helping the situation by having a blog haha. But think about it: you might love magazines to death, but with the internet full of millions of articles on everything without spending money, which will become more popular?
I hope you enjoyed this post and found it interesting. I would love to know your opinion on this subject, comment/email/tweet me! Whats your favourite magazine? I would love to know :)
P.s i will continue to read company online, but if anyone knows any other fashion and beauty mags in the uk similar to company, I would love to know.