Ladies’ Home Journal Cuts Staff, Transitioning Into Quarterly

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The iconic women’s interest magazine is laying off its entire editorial staff

Ladies’ Home Journal is ending monthly publication after 131 years, parent company Meredith said Thursday.

The magazine’s entire editorial staff, including its editor-in-chief, Sally Lee, has been laid off.

The media company announced the magazine will “transition to a special interest publication” and publish quarterly.

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Ad sales had been on the decline for the iconic publication and the magazine had struggled to adjust for its aging readers.

“We announced today we are transitioning Ladies’ Home Journal from a subscription magazine published 10 times a year to a newsstand only quarterly title with a robust digital presence,” Meredith spokesman Art Slusark told TheWrap.

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“We will continue to serve existing LHJ readers and advertisers through the quarterly publication as well as through category leaders Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle, the just launched Allrecipes magazine, and recent acquisitions such as Every Day with Rachael Ray and Eating Well,” Slusark added.