The closure of leading London nightclub Fabric made its mark on the national press – but for the depth those embedded in the dance scene wanted, electronic music site Resident Advisor was the place to go.
As the founders tell the Guardian in this week’s Media interview, it would be difficult to build what started out as a hobby into a serious and authoritative media business in the modern era of VC-funded digital publishing startups.
Yet with a serious ticketing business built around serious coverage of a large niche, Resident Advisor has done something many magazines with backgrounds in print have tried and failed to do. Whether or not it’s possible, many will hope to emulate their success.
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And finally...It really had looked like silly season was coming to an end, but going by the Sun’s tinfoil hat moment on Sunday ...
... and the Telegraph’s Saturday splash on the threat to Christmas are anything to go by, it may still have a little while to run yet.
— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) September 10, 2016
Gosh these warnings about political correctness ruining Christmas seem to come earlier and earlier each year pic.twitter.com/i4YcwDLkj7