Over the past year the trade magazines have been going way down hill in terms of quality and newsworthy-ness. It used to bring us big news stories. News of who’s gone under, big industry changing events. Now, they all seem to have become advertising outlets for the big companies. The same stories are repeated in many of the issues. Reviews of exhibitions and award ceremonies go on much longer than they need to. There is just no eye catching material any more. I find out more useful information from the internet and not from trade magazines any more.

This might just be me and I might not be appreciating the significance of the stories that are being published. But to me the magazines are boring, lacking in significant stories and just another advertising directory.