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Old 16 Jan 2014, 20:45 (Ref:3354917)   #46
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It seems Motorsport News has closed!

I heard a rumbling yesterday and Mark Glendenning - ex MN writer who's now with Autosport in US covering Indycar - tweeted about it this morning. Am assuming he would know for sure from his former colleagues.

If true, that's very sad. Our only motorsport monthly is gone.
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Old 16 Jan 2014, 21:19 (Ref:3354948)   #47
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It seems Motorsport News has closed!

I heard a rumbling yesterday and Mark Glendenning - ex MN writer who's now with Autosport in US covering Indycar - tweeted about it this morning. Am assuming he would know for sure from his former colleagues.

If true, that's very sad. Our only motorsport monthly is gone.


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Very sad, but considering recently the quantity of content in the magazine, it seemed to be on the cards.

Unfortunately this came to my attention after I renewed my subscription. better get reimbursed!
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Very sad, but considering recently the quantity of content in the magazine, it seemed to be on the cards.

Unfortunately this came to my attention after I renewed my subscription. better get reimbursed!
Good luck. I renewed to Speedsport magazine in New Zealand back in 2009/10 at overseas rates and they went bust right after. Out $200 and never got any money back despite promises.

When they folded Motor Racing Australia into MN, that was it for me.
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Old 17 Jan 2014, 03:04 (Ref:3355015)   #50
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Very sad, but considering recently the quantity of content in the magazine, it seemed to be on the cards.

Unfortunately this came to my attention after I renewed my subscription. better get reimbursed!
You should do. When they closed the digital version of MN I was offered a refund or to extend my print subscription to the appropriate amount. Would be surprised if they don't do the right thing given they're a large publisher.
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Old 17 Jan 2014, 05:32 (Ref:3355030)   #51
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A shame to lose any motorsport publication....

....Is AMC still part of the same stable?
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Old 17 Jan 2014, 05:39 (Ref:3355033)   #52
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Had many a year free subscription from them before they went online...
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interesting that there is still the option to subscribe on the Chevron "My Magazines" website, and no mention of them folding or what they intend to do with subscriber's money on the mnews website.
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interesting that there is still the option to subscribe on the Chevron "My Magazines" website, and no mention of them folding or what they intend to do with subscriber's money on the mnews website.
Given it was only made public on Friday they will probably address that this week.
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I really really liked the MN online magazine and I would have happily continued to pay for it. It was the right move at the right time. The print mag was just so out of date by the time I got it.
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The competitive tension in the news gathering process is now gone. Each of AA and AdCafe seem to regurgitate press releases these days, and indeed on more than one occasion, convert the rumour that pops up here into something more...

The passion & urgency to be 'in the know' is lost
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The competitive tension in the news gathering process is now gone. Each of AA and AdCafe seem to regurgitate press releases these days, and indeed on more than one occasion, convert the rumour that pops up here into something more...

The passion & urgency to be 'in the know' is lost
That passion and urgency is gone because there's no way AA can compete.

Even if they break a story - Speedcafe can get their copy at 6am and have it on their site at 6.15 long before most people have even got their copy.

Until AA compete on the same platform, there isn't any competition.

As a result - AA simply replace 'first' with 'loudest', going more and more tabloid.

It's very hard to fill a weekly 'newspaper' with predominantly V8s so it relied mostly on adapting quotes into headlines.

'Frosty - why I can beat Whincup'
'Whincup - why Frosty will never beat me'
'Van Giz - I'm the love child of the orphan that was rejected for Betty - that's why I left Erebus'.

Motorsport News had one half of a good model. It had a decent quality monthly for features - it just needed a digital presence to keep up customer engagement. It could have worked given the legacy goodwill for the masthead.

Unfortunately that didn't happen and it's now gone.
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That passion and urgency is gone because there's no way AA can compete.

Even if they break a story - Speedcafe can get their copy at 6am and have it on their site at 6.15 long before most people have even got their copy.

Until AA compete on the same platform, there isn't any competition.

As a result - AA simply replace 'first' with 'loudest', going more and more tabloid.

It's very hard to fill a weekly 'newspaper' with predominantly V8s so it relied mostly on adapting quotes into headlines.

'Frosty - why I can beat Whincup'
'Whincup - why Frosty will never beat me'
'Van Giz - I'm the love child of the orphan that was rejected for Betty - that's why I left Erebus'.

Motorsport News had one half of a good model. It had a decent quality monthly for features - it just needed a digital presence to keep up customer engagement. It could have worked given the legacy goodwill for the masthead.

Unfortunately that didn't happen and it's now gone.

And now we are stuck with Adcafe dictating the terms of motosport news.

bugger, maybe all us fans and volunteers should start our own motsport blog, as we all hear the same stuff throught the season.
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