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Is the internet responsible for the decline of teen magazines?

Bliss, the magazine for teenage girls, is closing after 19 years.

Marina Gask, a former editor of Sugar, blamed free online content for the decline of magazines aimed at teenage girls, stating the internet and technology have opened up a "whole world of possibilities" that make them feel slow and tame.

Daisy Buchanan, a former feature writer at Bliss for four years, praised some of the online alternatives, admitting that they "get the tone we wanted to achieve" at the magazine.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday 5 June.

  • 05 Jun 2014