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Condé Nast ending print version of Teen Vogue: reports

Condé Nast ending print version of Teen Vogue: reports
From CBC - November 2, 2017

Publishing giant CondNast is reportedly ending the print version Teen Vogue, which saw its profile rise since the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The move is part of cost-cutting efforts by CondNast,which will also see 80 jobs cut and publications decrease for several other of the brand's magazines,WWDandVarietyreported.

CondNast has not commented on the reports.

Teen Vogue, with Elaine Welteroth at the helm, has stood out from its peers by offering articles about politics, but with a younger reader in mind.

One of the first pieces that brought attention to changes at the magazine was writer Lauren Duca's op-ed titled Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America, which challenged how Donald Trump won the U.S. election.

"To gas light is to psychologically manipulate a person to the point where they question their own sanity, and that's precisely what Trump is doing to this country. He gained traction in the election by swearing off the lies of politicians, while constantly contradicting himself, often without bothering to conceal the conflicts within his own sound bites," Duca wrote in the piece.

In the past year, the magazine has continued to add politics to its traditional offerings of celebrities, beauty and fashion.

Jessalynn Keller, an assistant professor of communication, media and film at the University of Calgary, spoke to CBC News in October saying what the magazine has done is look at mainstream issues from non-traditional perspectives.

"It's about recognizing young people, and their audience is specifically teenage girls, young women and actually queer youth, so LGBTQ kids as well, they are recognizing as part of their audience."

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