Thursday, 2 November 2017
Condé Nast Halts Teen Vogue’s Print Magazine and Goes Fully Digital
It is no secret that the magazine industry has been tumbling for the past few years. Today was another sad day in fashion as Condé Nast announced that they will close Teen Vogue in print.
This news comes after NYLON Magazine went fully digital in early September. Not only will Teen Vogue’s print edition be shutting down, but Condé Nast is laying off 80 employees and lowering magazine frequencies. The publishing house owns Vogue, GQ, SELF, and more.
According to WWD, “GQ, Glamour, Allure and Architectural Digest will go from 12 issues to 11; Bon Appétit will go from 11 issues to 10, and W and Condé Nast Traveler will now have eight issues, down from 10. Teen Vogue, which had published five issues a year, will close its print edition.”
It seems like the quicker the digital world grows the quicker print continues to have issues. Teen Vogue posted a quote to their InstaStories earlier reading, “It’s going to be ok,” while Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth has not commented yet. Welteroth has taken Teen Vogue to new heights, it is being rumored that she could grab a job as Editor-in-Chief of Glamour or Editor-In-Chief of Allure. Keep your eyes peeled for the magazine industry and what may be next.
What do you think is the future of magazines?