As much as we try to not to talk about the extinction of print media, the day is gradually creeping on us, when books and magazines will become an enigma. Left with mixed emotions about the change and lack of power to do anything about this inevitable end of an era that holds so much history, we will have to adapt to this change, just like every other change the world has embraced.
Conde Nast announced in a statement last Thursday that Teen Vogue, which is one of the biggest teen magazines in the world, will be saying goodbye to print media, to focus mainly on digital media. Teen vogue is a franchise of one of the biggest fashion entities in the world.
“We are aggressively investing in the brand and all of its consumer touchpoints,” the statement said, “including events like the upcoming inaugural Teen Vogue Summit next month in Los Angeles.”
This change will also force the company to lay off as many as 80 staff members from the company.
Over the years Conde Nast has earned recognition for their high earned glossy magazines and publication style. The brand is also publisher to top magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, Allure and Glamour, to name a few.
Although magazines like Vogue, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair continue their annual production on print media, without changes in the number of print copies produced annually. Other magazine under the famous publisher that will be affected by the new change includes the like of GQ, Glamour, Conde Nast Traveller, Allure, and Architectural digest. The affected magazines will have fewer copies of their magazine published via print media annually.