Independent magazine Pitch is back with issue three. The quarterly publication continues with its journey across modern sports, bringing stories, facts, current news and retrospectives (to name a few) to the forefront. Launched in February, Pitch’s third outing dives into news including the late, great Pelé’s death in December 2022. They also explore the world of snooker, horse racing, rugby and motorcycling – including a piece on the Isle of Man TT.
On their website, Pitch breaks down more of the individual stories available in issue three. “Head injury gets taken with utmost seriousness by Pitch editor, Andy Afford. There’s a new book out about Leeds United boss, Don Revie. The history of The Isle of Man TT is plotted in all its high-speed and often dangerous glory by David Wright. There’s a poem, courtesy of Ian McMillan. Cricket World Cup winner Liam Plunkett writes a letter from America. And we say goodbye to such luminaries as Doddie Weir, Nick Bollettieri and the late great Pelé.”
In a recent interview with FIPP, Pitch’s publisher Kevin Whitchurch talked about how slow consumption has become a preferred method for readers to consume content. Speaking to FIPP, Kevin notes, “print has become something you can savour. When you come up with a magazine idea and plan you are building that into your model now – we’re £10 (US$12), we’re quarterly. So, it’s slow consumption and that fits the model of most people in magazines these days. A magazine looks, smells and feel individual and things on a screen just doesn’t. There’s nothing quite like picking up a nice heavy magazine.” You can read the full piece here.
In addition to launching their latest issue, Pitch are also hosting a young sports journalist competition this Spring, with details on how to enter posted on their Instagram and website. The winners of each category will receive £150 and will be published in the magazine. Entries opened on the 10th of February and will close on the 7th of April 2023.
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