The Stack

‘Anorak’, ‘Vogue Poland’ and ‘Kyoto Journal’

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24 February 2018

Episode 287

30 minutes

It’s all too easy to get caught up in the moral panic over youngsters’ addiction to social media and digital devices. But this week we speak to the founder of a children’s magazine publisher proving the kids are alright. And as Poland gets its own edition of ‘Vogue’, we pick the brains of its editor in chief. Plus: the print rebirth of an English-language title based in Japan.

24 February 2018

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‘Anorak’

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If your idea of a kids’ magazine is a garish compilation of maze puzzles with free tat stuck to the front cover, you’re clearly unfamiliar with ‘Anorak’. Founded in 2006, it’s a quarterly magazine aimed at girls and boys aged six to 12 and designed to be as collectable as mum and dad’s favourite subscriptions.

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‘Vogue Poland’

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Last week Condé Nast and Polish media venture Visteria launched ‘Vogue Polska’. It’s the 23rd international edition of the fashion title and it landed with a splash. On its rough-and-ready cover, two models pose in front of a black Volga car with the imposing Soviet-era Palace of Culture and Science looming in the background.

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‘Kyoto Journal’

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‘Kyoto Journal’ is an English-language magazine seeking to offer genuine insights into Japan and Asia. First published 30 years ago, it switched to a digital-only model in 2010. Now the print edition is back.

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