Easily one of the best of the 80s zines was Brute!Their fifth issue gets a write up in Blitz, number 60, December, 1987.
The second issue of Telford zine Guttersnipe speaks to local black youths about their lives. This is from 1978 and the zine ran from that year until 1982. The zine, and the collective behind it were the subject of this BBC TV documentary.
The Minority Press Group’s booklet on the alternative press gets a write up in the NME, 27 September, 1980.
The pre-internet readership of print media was not what people today often think it is, kids football magazine Shoot! massively outsold the NME for example.