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„Bye SPEX! What’s next?“ Zur Historisierung einer Pop-Kulturzeitschrift

  • Philipp Pabst EMAIL logo and Hannah Zipfel


In 2018, the crisis of print media hit German pop journalism hard. Following Groove, Intro and Melodie und Rhythmus, Spex – the most influential magazine of German pop journalism – too ceased production. This article examines the history of Spex as one fraught with frequent endings and crises – a process that ultimately led to the self-historicization of the magazine.

Published Online: 2020-06-18
Published in Print: 2020-06-04

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