Media: The Week in Media

Future is to launch a print and digital monthly lifestyle publication called The Simple Things, featuring content on interiors, gardening, cookery, lifestyle and craft.

Guardian Media Group made a pre-tax loss of £75.6m in the year to 1 April 2012, after a £54.2m write-down at its radio business and losses at Guardian News and Media were not offset by profits elsewhere.

Getmemedia.com, the marketing ideas website, has appointed Gary Hughes, former chief financial officer of Gala Coral Group and group finance director at Emap, as its new chairman.

Google has agreed to buy Frommer's travel guidebooks from the US publishing company John Wiley & Sons, as the search giant looks to expand its original content offering.

The Radio Times' Olympic issue increased sales by 185,000 copies, the biggest sales uplift for an issue, outside Christmas, since records began.

The Dandy, the children's comic that features Desperate Dan, is facing possible closure after 75 years as part of a review of owner DC Thomson's magazine business. The comic's weekly circulation has plunged to below 8,000 as its target audience of children increasingly shun print in favour of digital media.

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