Today, some devastating news broke out that weekly fashion and beauty magazine more! Has been suspended. The bauer media announcement made its way on the website this morning, ‘The decision to suspend publication has regrettably been made with effect from this week’s issue, published on Tuesday, 23 April.’
For someone like myself, who has read more! for years, this news came as such a shock, throughout its 25 years, the magazine has touched, involved and given guidance to young woman, as well as brightening up our day. There has been a lot of grievance over the twittersphere, with many aspiring writers and readers sharing their views and memory’s of the magazine. Hollie-Anne Brooks, a writer and previous intern at the more! Office tweeted ‘Gutted to hear @more magazine has come to an end. Thank you for every opportunity from the bottom of my heart.’
Along with the woeful news of the magazine releasing its final issue, the whole of the team, writers, editors, and graphic designers will lose their jobs, which is a tragedy. However, Former senior features writer, Abbie Pethullis tweeted ‘we are in the pub. Some things never change. Thanks xx’ which sheds a little hope and positivity for these talented writers.
‘The magazine has constantly evolved in order to remain relevant to its audience but continuing challenging economic conditions mean that the product is no longer viable’- bauer media. It’s a horrific time for print media and this suspension has just shown me how precious the print industry is, and that in 3 years from now, everything could potentially be put online, which is a distressing thought for aspiring magazine Journalists.