I have long been a magazine junkie. It started as an eight year old with Disney Adventures, and continued into my teen years with Dolly, Chick, TV Hits and Girlfriend. I lived for pocket money day and publication dates when I would be able to make my latest purchase. I rejoiced in the fact that I worked in a supermarket for my first casual job – magazines galore! The feeling of opening a fresh new magazine and absorbing the stories still gives me a thrill. I treat them as my little indulgance and always have a stack sitting on the coffee table ready to be devoured.
Sadly, the magazine industry is in decline and many jobs have been lost in the process. Online media has been dominating the marketplace through the introduction of computers, and mainly tablets. Publication dates for newspapers are now discussed in minutes and hours rather than days and we have constant easy access to news. Air freighted magazines were previously costly and the issues months behind. Now, we can purchase US Vogue or UK Hello on our iPads and tablets for less than the local cover price. There are definite advantages to buying magazines online and in hard copy, and I really believe that we should still support the magazine industry. Otherwise, what would my vice be?
I always enjoy hearing about new magazines, and thought I would share a few of my favourites in case you feel like finding a new read or rediscovering an old one.
messenger COLLECTIVE is a brand bi-monthly new magazine – the first issue is currently on the news stands. It is the brain child of Lisa Messenger, who aims to have every article written by someone she associates with, rather than being syndicated or bought from other magazines. It is intelligent, well researched, well written and above all, interesting. With many magazines I will skim until I find something of interest, but with messenger COLLECTIVE I have been absorbed. I really urge you to pickup a copy – you won't regret it!
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