Glamour Magazine to End Regular Print Publication

“We’ll be expanding video and social storytelling, with new and ambitious series and projects,” says top editor Samantha Barry

Last Updated: November 20, 2018 @ 8:27 AM

Glamour will end it’s print publication, the women’s magazine’s parent company Condé Nast revealed in an internal memo to staff on 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,” the magazine’s new top editor Samantha Barry said in email to Glamour’s editorial team that was obtained by TheWrap.

“As a result of this investment plan we’re going to move off of a monthly print schedule.”

Condé Nast chief Bob Sauerberg said in an internal memo obtained by TheWrap that, “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.”

Barry also noted that the magazine would not abandon print entirely, however, and would roll out new editions for big moments like their “Women of the Year” issue.

News of the Glamour decision was first reported by the New York Times. 

The move is one taken by many publications as print publication sales have declined dramatically in recent years. Even at  Condé Nast, Glamour is not the first title to drop it’s print run. A year ago, the same fate befell Teen Vogue and came with an accompanying 80 jobs slashed across the company.