January 23, 2017 Last Updated 10:38 am

Guardian announces end to Guardian Media and Tech Network due to ‘tough times’

The Guardian today emailed journalists and readers to inform them that it is the end of the line for the Guardian Media and Tech Network. At the same time, the Guardian announced that its Changing Media Summit would return in March.

Here is the email:

The Guardian Media and Tech Network launched on 15 February 2012, with the aim of creating a community of professionals and “connecting the dots in global media and technology”. Over the past five years we’ve kept sight of that ideal, remaining at the centre of a complex and ever-changing industry through our content, high-profile events and acclaimed Changing Media Summit conference.
But all good things must come to an end. As we’re sure many of you are aware, ​times are tough in the advertising market which the Guardian depends on to fund much of its journalism. Consequently, the decision has been taken to close the Media and Tech Network at the end of January.We hope to have been a valuable resource, and that you’ll continue to enjoy the Media and Technology coverage across the Guardian. Our content will remain online and available to you; do take a look through to see just how much the industry has evolved.

Our Changing Media Summit will return in March, with high-profile speakers illuminating the pressing issues of the day and debating how trust can be rebuilt in a post-truth world. Check out the programme here.

We’ll be sending out a newsletter with some of our favourite pieces on Friday 27 January. In the meantime, thanks for reading, supporting and participating. It has been a pleasure to be part of this community, and to engage with the issues that continue to define not only these two sectors, but life in the 21st century.

The Guardian Media and Tech Network team


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