UK’s radical magazines struggle to survive

Britain's radical press is fighting for survival, reports the Guardian.

The magazine sector is not only experiencing intense competition from the internet and falling revenues, it is also struggling to attract readers in shops, says the newspaper. A majority of the newsagents are understood to only stock those magazines that typically pay tens of thousands of pounds a year for the privilege.

This has made it difficult for radical titles to survive in conventional retail, and has forced several political titles to build subscriber base and online presence after being thrown out of shops. Many fear that the likely closure of the Independent News Collective may put an end to the free exchange of ideas that aid in creating a healthy democracy. said the Guardian.