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The Glossies: What’s happening to magazines in the digital age?


We might be reading newspapers online, but meanwhile the newsstands are still full of glossy magazines … if less than there used to be. What are the challenges and opportunities for magazine publishing in the digital age? Who reads the glossies, what do they want from them – and how do they want them delivered?

With Bill Condie, Cosmos magazine, Amy Middleton, Archer Magazine and Helen McCabe, editor in chief, Australian Women’s Weekly. Chaired by Carolyne Lee, University of Melbourne.


Carolyne Lee
Carolyne Lee

Carolyne Lee is a senior lecturer and researcher in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne. The author of three books, she has also written 18 academic articles and book chapters on the role of language in communication and cultural debates, published in journals and books in Austra... Read more

Helen McCabe

Helen McCabe is the editor-in-chief of the Australian Women’s Weekly. She also makes regular appearances on the Today Show, The Project, and 2GB. Helen joined Australian Women’s Weekly after 12 years in newspapers working as the deputy editor of the Sunday Telegraph, night editor of the Australi... Read more

Amy Middleton

Amy Middleton is a Melbourne-based journalist and writer, who founded Archer Magazine, Australia’s first journal of sexual diversity, in 2013.  Archer is published twice-yearly by Amy and a small team, and its readership is growing at breakneck speed. Amy has written and edited for some of Austr... Read more

Bill Condie
Bill Condie

Bill Condie is production editor at COSMOS, Australia’s number 1 science magazine in print, iPad and online. Bill has been a journalist for more than 30 years, working as a writer and editor in Europe, Asia and Australia for newspapers including The Guardian, The Observer and The Times. ... Read more


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