A simple statement this evening announced the closure of the Press Gazette after 41 years. The item on the web site reads:
Press Gazette’s editorial team would like to thank all of its readers over the past 41 years, and all of those who have given us support in the recent difficult weeks.The magazine’s staff was informed tonight by managing director Simon Read that they were being made redundant with immediate effect.
It is sad for all the staff who have worked so hard to bring about the improvement in the paper in the past year. It also leaves print journalism without a trade journal at a time of, perhaps, the greatest and fastest change it has seen.
I will miss it: its advertisements were the source of several of my jobs and rather more applications. Yet its demise was inevitable as advertising migrated to others including Media Guardian and the Hold the Front Page website, owned by the regional publishers whose advertising was once very important to the Press Gazette.
Perhaps the title will survive in some form.