Magazine article Anglican Journal

Anglican World Magazine Moves to Online Format

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Anglican World Magazine Moves to Online Format

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Publication of a paper version of Anglican/Episcopal World magazine, published quarterly by the Anglican Communion office in London, has been suspended in favour of an e-mail distribution model, said Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Communion.

"It has been suspended for financial reasons. Distribution costs have been going up. We mail 11,000 copies four times per year," said Mr. Kearon, adding that the magazine has recently run an annual deficit of 70,000 [pounds sterling] ($140,500 Cdn), not including staff costs. No staff were laid off as a result of the suspension.

Acknowledging that it is an important communication tool for the worldwide Anglican church and its 70 million members in 160 countries, he said, "I am genuinely sorry to be suspending it, but we had to look at whether that level of expenditure was justified."

The magazine has in recent years carried a note to readers urging them to visit the Communion's Web site (www.anglicancommunion.org) and subscribe to the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS), noting that "as a quarterly magazine format, Anglican Worm is not able to grasp the scope of the often fast-flowing items that are easily accessible to ACNS. …

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