Glamor magazine ends Print Run to be digital only, and people are in mourning

adminNovember 20, 2018

Condé Nast announced on Tuesday that Glamor magazine will no longer produce a regular print version, leaving the publication to exist only online.

Editor-in-chief Samantha Barry told The New York Times that the magazine is making the change "because it makes sense."

Turning to digital content, Barry said: "This is where audiences are, and that's where our growth is." That monthly schedule, for a Glamor audience, no longer makes sense. "

Glamor's chief editor, Samantha Barry, said a monthly printing program

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Glamor's chief editor, Samantha Barry, said a monthly printing program "no longer makes sense" to readers of the magazine.

The first public signs of what would come for the print edition of the magazine appeared when editor-in-chief Cindi Leive left the publication last year and digital journalist Barry took over in January. In addition, Condé Nast eliminated an issue of Glamor's annual production: it published 11 regular issues last year instead of the previous 12. The publisher has been making major moves in the digital department, launching a digital brand network earlier this year with the hope of attracting advertisers.

The Times notes that "occasional print problems centered on its annual Women of the Year award or issues such as power and money" will continue to occur and online access to Glamor will remain free for now, according to Barry.

The editor in chief tweeted on tuesday that is "excited for what is coming".

"Our narrative in Glamor will be digital, social and video based, with special moments of printing to mark big problems and events," Barry wrote.

The magazine, founded in 1939, was originally called Glamor of Hollywood. In 1968, it was the first magazine for women that featured a girl with an African-American cover. Glamor has become known for its Woman of the Year Awards, which recognize women in the public eye.

The latest print edition of Glamor is scheduled to arrive at the kiosks on November 27.

Many on Twitter remember what the magazine means to them and share their disappointment at leaving the kiosks:

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