I can only speak for what we're up to with BRM at the moment.
We've got all or most of the content planned in for the rest of the year with most layouts photographed, we may do some swapping around in due course but the plan's there and the majority of the content. We have our own print works which is big machinery and staff able to work apart from each other so we are less likely to be affected on the printing side than anyone else. As editorial staff we're all working remotely but half of us are well used to that as a discipline anyway so we have the structure to give continuity. Therefore we'll be able to continue to produce a digital product without external effects anyway, print subscriptions should be the same as long as we have a functioning postal system. Where it becomes a little more problematic is the distribution and appearance of the magazine on the newsstands. Most of the distribution to retailers is handled by WH Smith's distribution network, both to their own stores, supermarkets and independents. As we know 60% of Smiths' outlets are currently closed (it seems to be the ones with Post Offices that remain open) as are all model shops to walk-in trade. Supermarkets remain open of course but I would say most customers won't be stopping to thumb through magazines as much. All of that then affects the number of copies to be printed and distributed which is a bit of an unknown at the moment. Another issue we have is the physical DVD on the print magazine as there are problems in procuring and fixing these to the magazines at the moment but we will be providing the means to access the material.
Therefore it is an ideal time to look at print or digital subscriptions or single issue purchases to make sure you get the magazine and reduce your footprint in the outside world.
Magazine content is likely to change too; it is likely that there will be less news content and fewer new products for the review pages and possibly fewer adverts considering model shops which do not have online/mail order operations. However advertising is vitally important to many of the businesses who are continuing to fulfil those online and phone orders so the nature of the adverts may change too. All of the businesses need our support more than ever. We are looking how we can deliver as much value with additional imagery and video content through our digital editions plus working harder on resources such as our World of Railways website and initiatives on RMweb - we are a 'multimedia' business so it's not just about the printed magazine.
It's a challenge for everyone in the business but, rest assured, we will still be doing the best we can.