Leisure Weekly, InStyle and Well being to Go Solely-Digital | Enterprise Information

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Leisure Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — A clutch of life-style and pop society journal titles — similar to Amusement Weekly, InStyle and Wellness — will conclude their print editions and go digital-only.

The 6 publications — additionally counting EatingWell, Mom and father and Folks en Español — have been previously owned by Meredith Company and can be accessible solely on the web establishing April.

Different earlier Meredith model names will maintain their print runs for now, along with Of us, Higher Properties & Gardens, Southern Residing and Meals & Wine.

“It’s not data to everybody that there was a pronounced shift in readership and promoting from print to digital, and as a finish outcome, for a handful of necessary model names, print is not serving the model’s core intent,” Dotdash Meredith CEO Neil Vogel said in a memo to his workers members acquired by The Associated Press.

 

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The shutdown arrives solely months instantly after IAC/Interactive Corp, mom or father agency of DotDash Meredith, obtained the titles from Meredith for $2.7 billion in October. The provide shut in December.

The transfer was very first documented by The Wall Street Journal and is simply the latest sign of print media’s declining circulation and revenue. The shift will direct to 200 employment turning into scale back, largely supporting the print features. It represents lower than 5% of the agency worker populace.

“Naysayers will interpret this as an extra nail in print’s coffin,” Vogel wrote. “They may not be extra mistaken — print stays major to Dotdash Meredith.” He identified that the group will print in extra of 350 million magazines in 2022.

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