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Monday with the Editor: U Magazine folds up
It is a
sign of the times. U Magazine, which was launched in
January this year, is folding up after only a few issues.
The November issue is its last. Its editorial laments that it has
been hit by the bad times.
Magazine is touted as a companion for youths as they go
through this life-changing phase. Unlike some youth
magazines which are more female-skewed, U addresses the
views, needs and issues pertinent to both genders. The
target readers are aged between 18 and 25 years - that time
for learning, experimenting and changing. U addresses social
issues such as bond-breakers among scholars. U is also the
young's medium for fashion, beauty, relationship advice,
fitness, technology, leisure activities and entertainment..
Unfortunately, the market segment which it serves has not
readily embraced it. In June this year, Project Eyeball,
a daily tabloid, suspended its publication. It is
interesting to note that both U Magazine and Project Eyeball
focus on young readers and their concerns. What has gone
wrong? Why are the young not interested in issues relevant
to their generation? Why is it that other magazines for the
young, such as 8-days and Teenage, are not affected by the
there is a pattern to be observed here. The very young -
between 13 and 18 years old - are hungry for knowledge that
lets them keep in pace with their peers at school and makes
them hip. These readers readily fork out their pocket money
to buy magazines which give them the low-down on how to live
life as a trendy teenager.
past that growth stage of discovery and keeping up with
their peers, these people find no need to indulge in such
peer-endearing reading. They become so consumed with running
their private lives, they can't find time to stop and think
about the issues which affect their generation. For one
thing, they are no longer restricted by the company they
keep as they are no more contained within the confines of
the classroom. Also, they are now up against the new world,
in which they have to manage their relationships with people
from different age groups. Suddenly they have to deal with,
not one adult teacher, but many adults who are of their
course, these 20-something chaps still have fun. They just
need to do more reading on issues which affect them.
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