The Australian Financial review has revealed a disturbing reality for the women of Australia’s outdoor industry: the mainstream women’s lifestyle magazine industry is in danger of dying off.
The magazine industry was worth more than $30 billion in 2017, according to a report from the Australian Women’s Outdoor Trade Association (AWOTTA).
In the past two years, the number of female-run outdoor magazines has dropped by 30 per cent, and AWOTTA said the industry has “suffered a serious decline in sales and revenues.”
“The industry is facing a crisis of confidence,” said AWOTSA chief executive officer Jessica Hahn.
“The women’s movement has been going nowhere, women’s bodies are being stripped away and the industry is being sold to men.”
“If we don’t get women’s voices represented in our industry, we are going to have to stop and start all over again.”
The AWOTSTA said the “industry is at risk of disappearing from Australian shores”.
“The demise of the female-owned outdoor industry has been accompanied by a decline in the number and size of the magazines, which has left many of us wondering where the industry will go next,” the report said.
The AWOTTTA report highlighted a series of industry-related changes that have led to the demise of outdoor magazines in Australia.
First, the industry lost the ability to rely on local media outlets to publish their own content.
“Local news and information has been a significant driver of the decline in magazine subscriptions,” the AWOTTAs report said, citing the closure of a local news network in the northern part of the country.AWOTSTa chief executive Jessica Hohn said the decline of the industry was caused by the decline and closure of the local news media.
“We’ve seen a significant reduction in the coverage of the business by local news outlets,” she said.
“And a loss of confidence in the ability of women to access the outdoor industry and the need for a more diverse and balanced range of publications.”
This means that women are less likely to be able to access information and products that are critical to their wellness.
“Ms Hahn said the issue of women’s health and wellbeing had also been a factor in the decline.”
There’s a strong correlation between the number, availability and quality of the outdoor magazines available in Australia,” she told ABC News Breakfast.”
It’s a very diverse range of products, but it’s also a very strong, mainstream industry.
“Ms Koss said she was shocked by the report, calling it “a real indictment of the women in the industry”.”
I’ve seen so many of my friends have died,” she wrote on Twitter.”
But I know that when you lose the women, you’re losing your strength.
“The report also pointed to a growing problem with online sales of magazines.”
A growing number of women are opting for online stores as the alternative to print magazines, and this is in part because women are increasingly spending more time on social media,” the group said.
It’s not just magazines, but also social media, where women are struggling.”
One of the issues that we’re seeing is a huge increase in the use of Instagram and Snapchat,” Ms Hahn told the ABC.”
Instagram and Snapchat are a lot more popular amongst women than they are amongst men.
“The lack of women in editorial positions and on editorial boards has also impacted on women in outdoor magazines, the AWOTTSTA report said: “Women’s outdoor lifestyle magazines are often seen as the bastion of old-fashioned values and traditional Australian values, while at the same time women are seeing the magazines as the gateway to a lifestyle that may not be suitable for them.””
There are so many women working in the outdoor lifestyle industry, and it’s very difficult for women to make the jump into editorial and editorial staff positions in the magazines.
“The decline of women-owned magazines has been linked to the fact that the industry relies on women’s stories and experiences, and “many of them are very specific about women’s experiences and experiences of health and wellness.
“The problem of women being stripped of their voices, Ms Hohn warned, was a serious one.”
I’m not talking about the actual editorial or editorial team here, I’m talking about what is actually going on in the offices,” she explained.”
Because of the fact there’s not many women and a lot of women feel isolated and unwelcome in these environments, and they don’t feel comfortable in those environments, they feel isolated.
“Women feel that they have to be a certain way, they have been told, or they’re not being heard, and that’s a real fear for many of the staff.”
The Australian Women Health and Wellbeing Forum is calling on the Government to take action on this issue.
“While the industry continues to lose money, the problem is not just about the industry,” it said in a statement.
“Despite a decline, the women who work in