Glamour Magazine to End Regular Print Publication

Glamour Editor in Chief Samantha Barry announced Tuesday that the iconic women’s magazine will cease regular print publication and move the majority of its content online. “It’s where the audiences are, and it’s where our growth is,” Barry said in an interview with The New York Times. “That monthly schedule, for a Glamour audience, doesn’t make sense anymore.” The move does not come entirely as a surprise: The magazine had already shifted from 12 to 11 annual print installments, and Barry came to the magazine’s helm in January with a background in digital journalism. Glamour joins a series of other women’s magazines—including Self, Seventeen, and Teen Vogue—that have largely abandoned print media. Condé Nast, Glamour’s parent company, has faced serious financial woes. Last year, the Times notes, the organization lost $120 million. In the interview, Barry said Glamour may still publish sporadic print issues to commemorate important events, such as their annual Woman of the Year award. The final regular print issue will hit the stands Nov. 27.