Donna Hay ends affiliation with News Corp and removes magazine from news-stands

Donna Hay Magazine will no longer be available for purchase at retail outlets as the magazine ends its licensing agreement with News Corp.

Instead, Donna Hay will launch her own independent publishing business and offer the magazine to subscribers only.

Donna Hay is launching a new publishing model

The final magazine to be published via News Corp’s News Life Media will be its 100th edition and will go on sale on Monday 9 July.

The magazine launched as a bi-monthly in 2001 with Hay as editor-in-chief.

News Corp Australasia’s executive chairman Michael Miller wished Hay well for the new business venture.

“The success of Donna Hay magazine is a testament to Donna’s imagination, determination and passion and we are proud to have been a partner to her success for the past 17 years,” he said/

“Reaching this milestone is a great achievement and evidence of Donna’s unique understanding and connection with generations of Australian food lovers. She hold a special place in thousands of homes across the country, including my own. I understand Donna’s desire to explore new opportunities in publishing and I wish her well.”

Hay thanked News Corp for supporting the magazine from day one.

“It’s been 17 years since I walked into News Corp Australia with a mock-up of a magazine and a dream. From there, Donna Hay magazine was born,” she said. “The News team placed their faith in me and supported me and the Donna Hay brand as it grew.”

Now is the time, she said, to do something new, bold and different.

“We have built an incredibly strong, loyal and significant Donna Hay community and I look forward to sharing this next chapter with them.

“Celebrating 100 issues is a fantastic achievement and I’m enormously proud of how the magazine has evolved. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my team who are truly the best in the business.”


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