DC Thomson closes Shortlist print edition and rebrands subsidiary as “The Stylist Group”

Shortlist Media is shutting its flagship men’s print title, ShortList, and renaming itself The Stylist Group as it focuses on its female “power brand” Stylist. 

The decision to close ShortList – the biggest men’s magazine in the UK by circulation, with 503,000 free copies a week – is a dramatic move that reflects the brutal state of the print advertising market in the men’s sector. DC Thomson, the family-owned media group that owns Beano and Scottish newspapers, bought Shortlist Media in 2015.

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