Ted Kessler, the celebrated Wanstead journalist who until this week edited Q Magazine, has been showered with internet praise after announcing that that the publication was to close.
He tweeted that coronavirus had forced the closure, though it’s hardly a secret that times have been hard for all sorts of print publications in recent months and years.
I have some bad news about @QMagazine. The issue that comes out on July 28 will be our last. The pandemic did for us and there was nothing more to it than that. I have attached our final cover and my editor’s letter for context.— Ted Kessler (@TedKessler1) July 20, 2020
On the plus side, we’re all available for work. pic.twitter.com/rm8qOcUBtB
Messages of support came from the great and good – film critic Mark Kermode, author Stuart Maconie, comedian Al Murray and many others – which you can read in full here.
In 2015 Ted interviewed John Cryer as part of the Wanstead Fringe.
We wish him and his former colleagues all the best in their next moves.