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Glamour will end its print publication, the women’s magazine’s editor in chief, Samantha Barry, revealed in an internal memo to staff Tuesday.
“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. We’ll be expanding video and social storytelling, with new and ambitious series and projects,” Barry said in an email to Glamour‘s edit team, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
The seasoned digital journalist, who previously worked at CNN Worldwide as an executive producer for social and emerging media, added: “As a result of this investment plan, we’re going to move off of a monthly print schedule.”
Speaking to the New York Times, the first outlet to report the news, Barry further explained her decision for Glamour to abandon print. “This is my plan, because it makes sense,” she said. “It’s where the audiences are, and it’s where our growth is. That monthly schedule, for a Glamour audience, doesn’t make sense anymore.”
The end of Glamour‘s print publication comes one year after Conde Nast reduced the magazine’s frequency to 11 issues a year, from 12. Teen Vogue, another Conde Nast title, also ended its print publication in 2017.
In an internal memo, also obtained by THR, Conde Nast chief Bob Sauerberg said, “Glamour has grown and expanded from a successful print brand that connected with readers once a month to an always-on brand that is in constant conversation with its audience on all platforms.”
However, Barry told Glamour employees that the magazine will not end its print publication entirely. According to Barry — who replaced Cindi Leive in January — the magazine will continue to produce special issues throughout the year, including its annual “Women of the Year” issue.
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