The Week: Media news - Bauer closes First and NW

Bauer Consumer Media has axed First and NW (formerly New Woman) magazines, just two months after buying the former Emap titles as part of a £1.14 billion deal.

Bauer said it would now enter a month-long consultation period with editorial staff. As many as 49 journalists could lose their jobs following the decision, but no commercial roles will be affected.

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