Press Gazette to abandon weekly edition

LONDON - Press Gazette is relaunching at the end of August and changing the frequency of its print edition from weekly to monthly.

The journalism trade publication, owned by Wilmington, is set to unveil its new features-led incarnation in the September issue, available on August 28.

It will contain interviews, comments and features, on an average of 64 pages each issue.

Daisy McAndrew, ITV News economics editor, and Camilla Wright, Popbitch editor, will also be writing regular columns.

There will also be columns on law, money, technology, design and photography, as well as a new freelancing section.

Breaking news is to be published solely on the Press Gazette website.

Reports about proposed changes to Press Gazette have been circulating in recent weeks.

The announcement of the monthly edition comes after Wilmington received a takeover approach last week from a private equity company, believed to be HgCapital.

Wilmington, which owns a range of publications that include Solicitors Journal, Charity Choice and HPCi, bought Press Gazette in 2006, saving the title from closure.

It bought the magazine from former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan and PR executive Matthew Freud, who had only owned it for a short time. They had bought the title from Quantum Business Media in 2005.


Subscribe to Campaign from just £57 per quarter

Includes the weekly magazine and quarterly Campaign IQ, plus unrestricted online access.


Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an Alert Now

1 Martin Freeman fronts Vodafone UK's first integrated ad campaign by Ogilvy

The Hobbit and Sherlock star Martin Freeman plays a rude wedding guest in Vodafone's first integrated ad campaign since the telecoms giant moved its UK ad business to Ogilvy & Mather earlier this year.

Case study: How 'This girl can' got 1.6 million women exercising

1 Case study: How 'This girl can' got 1.6 million women exercising

"This girl can" was based on a powerful insight: that the fear of judgement by others is the primary barrier holding women back from participating in sport.

Just published