Condé Naste has announced that it plans to stop publishing the monthly print edition of Glamour magazine. (Brad Barket/Getty Images for Glamour)
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It's the latest move by the media company to edge closer to a more digitally focused model.
“We’re doubling down on digital — investing in the storytelling, service, and fantastic photo shoots we’ve always been known for, bringing it to the platforms our readers frequent most,” editor-in-chief Samantha Barry wrote in a memo to the magazine’s staff. “We’ll be expanding video and social storytelling, with new and ambitious series and projects.”
The magazine has about 2.2 million print subscribers, but it reaches a digital audience of about 20 million, according to a news release.
The January 2019 issue, Glamour's regularly published print edition, will hit the newsstands next week for the final time after nearly 80 years in print.
In 1939, the magazine was launched as "Glamour of Hollywood."
Were there layoffs?
A company spokesman told Variety that there were no plans to lay off staff.
Will there be special print editions?
Barry, who joined the magazine in January, said it would continue publishing special print issues.
“We’re going to use print the way our audiences do — to celebrate big moments, like Women of the Year, with special issues that are ambitious, lush, and have longevity,” she wrote in the memo.
Just over a year ago, Condé Nast ceased the print publication of Teen Vogue and Self in a move to cut costs. The company is also seeking to sell Brides, Golf Digest, and W magazines.
The media company plans to continue printing regular editions of its other magazines including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Wired, GQ, the New Yorker, Allure, Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, and Bon Appétit.
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