Popular journalism does not have to be trash, according to John Dale

Dale about to step down after 20 years at the helm of the country's biggest selling women's magazine

John Dale may be about to step down after 20 years at the helm of the country's biggest selling women's magazine but don't let that fool you into thinking he's about to retire.

"I just want to regain control of my schedule and my hours. As editor you can't really do that," he told Press Gazette last night.

"I'm 64 and I want to set up an editorial business in Chiswick. I intend to do almost anything, I love journalism and I love being involved but I want to do it nearer my home and control my hours a little better."

H Bauer, the publisher of Take A Break, announced yesterday that in May next year Dale intended leave the magazine he helped establish.
His departure will be a significant moment for popular journalism in the UK as it will draw to a close one of the longest and most noteworthy national magazine editorships.

 

Oliver Luft is News Editor of Press Gazette. To read more on this story, visit Press Gazette.