a day weekly

I think most of Metroblogging Bangkok use english as primary language so there isn’t a blog mention Thai magazine. I’m a Thai native so I write this one.

Several years ago, a man name Wongtanong made a phenomenon in publishing industrial when his hand-made magazine, “a day”, gained very high readers in short time. “a day” became icon of indy teens (you may hear “Dek Naw” before). Last year, Wongtanong is back and his new magazine is called “a day weekly”.

Contrast from original “a day” that target easy-reading and life style for teens, “a day weekly” is pure politic analysis magazine as “Matichon Weekly”. You may know that many of Thai guru including the royal or national heroes write for Matichon frequently. Most writers are quite old and “a day weekly” use this weakpoint to compete with old Matichon one.

All columnists are young and come from various field of interest. Especially in political, most are Chulalongkorn University lecturers. Theme of “a day weekly” is hard core political both local and international plus some hi-class art & entertainment review. As one reader, I can say no one in market can compare “a day weekly” whole issue. Matichon Weekly is equal in politic and BizWeek “etc.” for entertainment section, but no one for both.

50 baht is worth but the problem is “a day weekly” is too long to finish in one week (many reader complaint too!). And as I say before, all text is in Thai and context is complex then foreigns might have trouble in read.

official site: http://www.daypoets.com/adayweeklymain.php
Wongtanong Interview (in Thai): BizWeek

1 Comment so far

  1. scuba (unregistered) on March 1st, 2005 @ 7:40 am

    It sounds like a Thai version of the New Yorker. Do you know if it’s profitable? It would be nice to see something intellectual be successful around here.

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