The Guardian to relaunch Guardian Weekly newspaper as a magazine

The Guardian is relaunching its Guardian Weekly newspaper / Credit: Michael Bruntonspall on Flickr. Some rights reserved

The Guardian is relaunching its international Guardian Weekly newspaper as a news magazine.

The move brings to an end almost 100 years of the Guardian Weekly newspaper which has been published since 1919 and has a circulation of 42,000 (32,000 being subscribers) across 170 countries.

In its place, the new magazine will arrive on newsstands and with subscribers from Thursday 11 October. It will be published in three editions – Australia, North America and global – and feature localised sections of content.

Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media, said: “The new-look Guardian Weekly has been beautifully redesigned as a modern weekly news magazine to meet the growing demand for Guardian journalism across the world.

"It will continue to offer the best reporting, opinion and features from the Guardian, Observer, theguardian.com and our international editions in the US and Australia - giving our readers more ways to engage with and support Guardian journalism.”

David Pemsel, chief executive of Guardian Media Group, added: “The Guardian’s international brand and business has gone from strength to strength over the last five years, and we now have successful news and commercial operations in both the US and Australia. Our move into the weekly news magazine market reflects the demand we see for Guardian journalism and will further diversify our international revenue."

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