Since mid-June, the Polish-language “Polish Express” weekly has been available in English as well. The publisher is returning to an idea which had been pursued years ago. The change has been introduced for the summertime, but if the English supplement is appreciated, English texts may become a fixed element of the magazine’s weekly issue.
The present concise English version of “Polish Express” is based on the cover story and on an overview of the most interesting articles of the week, along with some content intended solely for English-language readers – depending on the current events that interest them.
“Consistency between the languages regarding the issues of the day is a new concept. The previous English supplement, issued in 2004, touched on rather narrow topics related to work and working people, and was loosely connected with the Polish-language content. Now, the content of the two versions is compatible, which is particularly relevant to us due to our mission, namely bringing together and integrating Poles with other UK citizens, not only indigenous Brits. We think it important, in particular in view of the uncertainty involved in Brexit.” – says Ilona Korzeniowska, Editor-in-chief of “Polish Express”.
“Polish Express” weekly has gained another cover, and can now be read from the back as well. You can either start from the cover story in Polish, or from the English version on the last page. It’s a completely novel idea, sure to distinguish us even more.
The refashioning has been intended for the summer holidays. However, the publisher hopes the project can continue. “If the idea is appreciated, it will definitely be continued.” – ensures Korzeniowska.
“Polish Express” has been available in the UK as a weekly since October 2003, now with a circulation of 75 000. It is distributed free of charge and can also be received in an electronic version. The website polishexpress.co.uk, launched in 2006 and developed into a comprehensive portal seven years later, has been an integral part of “Polish Express.” Today, polishexpress.co.uk is visited by approximately 1.5 million unique users per month.