Setback for Dylan Howard: Music Magazine Revival Fails

Published May 22, 2024

Geelong native Dylan Howard, a former National Enquirer editor with ties to the Trump administration, has encountered a new business challenge. Howard, known for his role in suppressing detrimental stories about Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, has not been criminally charged but has been involved in controversy surrounding Trump's hush-money trial in New York.

Howard's Media Endeavor Hits a Sour Note

The music magazine Q, which ceased physical publication due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attempted a digital comeback under Howard's company Empire Media Group. Empire Media acquired a license from Bauer Media to revive the iconic magazine, but the digital version of Q Magazine has shut down after just five months, leading to the dismissal of six journalists. An Empire spokesperson mentioned the need to concentrate on core properties for sustainable success.

Attempt to Revive Q Magazine Falls Short

The closure reflects the turbulent nature of the publishing industry and the uncertainty of digital transitions. While Howard's previous media ventures involved significant controversies and sensational journalism, the end of Q Magazine's revival points to his fluctuating fortunes in an evolving media landscape.

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