The Week closes Australian edition

Current affairs magazine The Week has closed its Australian edition after four years of publishing.

The title, which was launched in Australia by British publisher Dennis Publishing in 2008, has told its subscribers that the 12 October edition would be its last.

The message to subscribers read:

Unfortunately, The Week has ceased publication of its Australian Edition and Administrators have been appointed to its publisher. The final edition was the current issue of the magazine, which went on sale 12 October 2012. Subscribers will receive no further issues of The Week.

The Week’s Australian circulation was 28,004, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations data.

The magazine was backed by considerable marketing support, with the slogan ‘You’re too busy not to read it’.

The Australian edition of The Week was also distributed in Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

When the title launched, David Salter, executive producer of Media Watch was editor-in-chief. In September last year, Alison Wright took over as editor.

When the title launched in Australia, Dennis Publishing’s Felix Dennis said: “The Week’s unique blend of information, opinion and entertainment has driven its extraordinary growth in the UK and the USA and I have no doubt that our Australian edition will work the same magic.”

Speculation around the future of the title was reported by The Australian earlier this month.


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