Carter, Meg, The Independent (London, England)
Sign of the times
Ikon, the monthly male lifestyle magazine, has closed after five issues. This follows disputes with the magazine's management over payments to staff and freelance contributors. Gary Smith, chairman of European Consumer Publications, says ECP, the magazine's publisher, was put into liquidation last week after attempts to raise additional funding failed. "Sales were below expectations . . . advertising, too. We were told incorrect sales figures by our distributors for issues three and four. We believed sales were 80,000, but they were only 39,000."
Disgruntled former staff and freelancers, however, claim the magazine's closure was the fault of …
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