Internet team still yet to hear fate

A dozen staff at Emap are still in consultation following the closure of Internet magazine, writes Ruth Addicott.

Emap pulled the title last month after poor sales – its third closure in weeks after J-17 and The Face, which resulted in 35 redundancies.

An Emap spokeswoman said the company could not rule out redundancies for the Internet team. Staff are still waiting to find out if they will be repositioned within the company.

Insiders said the magazine lost its way and become isolated when it was positioned with titles in different markets in Emap’s Automotive division.

Emap Automotive group managing director Phil Thomas said the market for all the internet titles had been “shrinking alarmingly” for several years and despite the efforts the team had put into the title, it was not viable for Emap to continue publishing it.

Internet scored a last ABC of 14,076.

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