Teen Vogue: Ending Printed Editions

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In a generation of technology and easy access, printed media continues to struggle. Early this November, Condé Nast, the leading company for magazines such as Vogue, Glamour, and Allure announced that it would be ending Teen Vogue’s printed edition. The teen magazine will now be available solely online. “As audiences continue to evolve around content consumption, we will continue to modernize and calibrate how, where and when we produce and distribute our content to be in sync with the cultural moments and platforms most important to our audiences,” -Condé Nast.

This happens as a result of the company’s decision to cut lower-performing divisions. We’ve seen this happen before with magazines like CosmoGirl and Teen People that are now things from the past. Although Condé Nast plans to end the printing of Teen Vogue, the publisher released the following statement: “We are aggressively investing in the brand and all of its consumer touch-points,” “including events like the upcoming inaugural Teen Vogue Summit next month in Los Angeles.” The company also implied that printing special edition Teen Vogue magazines was not off the table.

Furthermore, According to WWD, sources say that Teen Vogue isn’t the only magazine experiencing a publishing change: 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.