Good news for my female students. Journalism isn’t dying, it is thriving. According to Ermine Saner in yesterday’s Media Guardian, the women’s magazine sector is flourishing, in spite of recession and the net:
Although some individual titles have suffered, overall the last ABCs saw a huge year-on-year growth of 14.6% in circulation: we buy – or rather consume if you take into account the launch of the free magazine Stylist, which distributes around 421,000 copies – nearly 7m fashion and lifestyle magazines every month. Not bad when you consider they have to fight off newspapers on their patch, and the threat of free online content.