BBC Newsbrief magazine

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Newsbrief was the working title for the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) plan, codenamed Project Phoenix, to launch an international news-based magazine.[1][2] The project was to be BBC Magazines' largest-ever investment when released in 2007.[3] The original 2006 release date was pushed back. The magazine will be tied closely with the BBC's flagship current affairs programme, Newsnight.[4] In 2006, BBC Magazines' Sales Director Ashley Munday moved into a new development role in preparation for the launching of the magazine.[5] Peter Phippen, BBC Magazines' Managing Director had planned on the release of a news-based magazine since mid-1990s.

PATA was expected to correspond with BBC World for Project Phoenix on a subproject, Travel Profiles, to promote Asian-Pacific travel.[6] Other promotions were to be done by CNN International and National Geographic, and in print titles such as TIME, Fortune, and Newsweek.[7] Australia, Canada, Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Malaysia and Singapore were to be the biggest contributors to the project.[8]


  1. ^ Greenslade, Roy (14 June 2007). "BBC puts news magazine launch on ice". Guardian Blog. 
  2. ^ Crummy, Colin (29 June 2007). "BBC news magazine launch pencilled in for autumn". Press Gazette. 
  3. ^ "BBC plans weekly magazine link to flagship news programmes". Press Gazette Ltd. Retrieved 2007-01-15. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Digital overload". London: Guardian News and Media Ltd. 2006-06-15. Archived from the original on 23 December 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 
  5. ^ "BBC Magazines looks at news magazine". Media Week. 16 June 2006. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "PATA Launches Destination Profiles on BBC World". Pacific Asia Travel Association. Archived from the original on 2006-09-24. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 
  7. ^ "Consumers to receive a more balanced coverage of Asia Pacific travel issues". Hsyndicate. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 
  8. ^ "BBC World Asia Pacific Guides Air Today". Pacific Asia Travel Association. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 

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