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The Stack

Essential listening for anyone who cares about what they read – and how they read it. The Stack is Monocle’s take on the world of print, focusing on everything from the glossiest fashion title to the grittiest newspaper.

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What’s wrong with Australian newspapers?:

Australia’s daily-newspaper sector is in trouble. Dwindling sales and little interest in digital subscriptions are leading to cost-cutting measures across the board. Our Melbourne correspondent assesses the options. Plus: advice for print retailers from Nottingham’s Ideas on Paper.

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23818 Mar 2017
28 min

What’s wrong with Australian newspapers?: 

Australia’s daily-newspaper sector is in trouble. Dwindling sales and little interest in digital subscriptions are leading to cost-cutting measures across the board. Our Melbourne correspondent assesses the options. Plus: advice for print retailers from Nottingham’s Ideas on Paper.

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23711 Mar 2017
28 min

Find your niche: 

We welcome Jeremy Leslie from MagCulture and Christoph Amend from ‘Zeit Magazin’; plus ‘Sideburn’ magazine and Chandra Kurt’s ‘Weinseller Journal’.

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2364 Mar 2017
49 min

The Monocle Media Summit: 

Highlights from the inaugural Monocle Media Summit: we ask whether money is still made from print and assess Germany’s print prowess.

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23525 Feb 2017
25 min

10 years of Monocle: 

We celebrate 10 years of Monocle and meet the editor in chief of ‘M, Le Magazine du Monde’.

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23418 Feb 2017
29 min

Infographics: 

We speak to Taschen’s Julius Wiedemann about his book ‘National Geographic Infographics’. Plus: a look at Italian weekly ‘Panorama’.

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23311 Feb 2017
23 min

Entertainment Weekly: 

We speak with Henry Goldblatt, editor of ‘Entertainment Weekly’ magazine, plus a chat with Gail Bichler, design director of ‘The New York Times Magazine’.

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2324 Feb 2017
28 min

Italians prefer paper: 

We speak to ‘The California Sunday Magazine’ editor Douglas McGray and to Riccardo Stagliano from Italian weekly ‘Il Venerdi’.

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23128 Jan 2017
28 min

German weeklies: 

We speak to ‘Der Spiegel’ editor Klaus Brinkbäumer about the magazine’s 70th anniversary. Plus: a conversation with ‘Zeit Magazin’ editor Christoph Amend as part of our new series ‘The Weeklies’.

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23021 Jan 2017
28 min

Culture pages: 

We discuss the culture page in print with Monocle’s Culture editor Robert Bound and Michelle Legro, Culture editor at ‘New Republic’.

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22914 Jan 2017
28 min

The Trump-Russia report: 

When a report filled with unsubstantiated allegations of Donald Trump’s relationship with the Russian government began circulating throughout various media outlets, newspapers declined to publish the material – but online publications had no such qualms. We assess the ethics. Plus: the UK’s ‘Radio Times’ is snapped up by a German media company and the designers behind the MinaLima brand discuss the firm’s work.

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2287 Jan 2017
28 min

News magazines and fashion titles: 

Can news magazines survive 2017? And is starting a media venture in today’s climate a crazy idea? We ask Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé. Plus: The New York Times vanishes in China and the key menswear titles of the season.

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22731 Dec 2016
29 min

Best of The Stack: 

We pick the best of The Stack of 2016 - new titles, the most important fairs and why the magazine world remain buoyant

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22624 Dec 2016
27 min

2016 picks: 

Year in review, the best titles and trends in the magazine world in 2016.

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22517 Dec 2016
29 min

Booked up: 

We meet Libreria’s Paddy Butler and cast an eye toward Thailand’s publishing industry and its reaction to the death of King Bhumibol.

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22410 Dec 2016
29 min

Real page-turner: 

Cultural commentator Peter York reviews his favourite magazine titles and we head to Guadalajara for the world’s second-largest book fair.

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