Chat (magazine)

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Chat
Former editors Kit Williams
Categories Woman's magazine
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 331,102 (ABC Jul - Dec 2013)
Print and digital editions.
Year founded 1985
Company Time Inc.
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website www.goodtoknow.co.uk

Chat is a British weekly women's magazine, published through the Time Inc., formerly IPC Media group.[1][2]

History and profile[edit]

Chat was launched in 1985.[3] The magazine also includes weekly features such as: Ooo...Spooky! and Ruth the Truth, Your Stars, Ahh Kids, Write to Chat, Blimey! That's clever, and On the Telly, among others. As well as including features, the magazine may include puzzles, such as sudokus, crosswords, word search or arrowords. Indeed, the magazine publishes a spin-off magazine devoted to arrowords. Kit Williams edited the magazine,[4] which includes mostly real life stories.

The collective phrase Chat mags has been used to describe the weekly, low-priced, casual-read magazines marketed at women, in a similar way that the phrase "Lad's mags" is used.

Reception and Circulation[edit]

For the second part of 2013 the circulation of Chat was 331,102 copies.[5]

Chat Magazine is cited as one of the magazines targeted by the pressure group "Curb The Chat Mags".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chat". Time Inc UK. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "History". Time Inc UK. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Women's weekly magazines". Magforum. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  4. ^ William Turvill (24 June 2013). "Zoo Weekly founder: Feminists should target women's weeklies – not lads' mags". Press Gazette. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "ABC Certificates and Reports: Chat". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Curb The Chat Mags". 

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