Looking back on Teen Vogue as print edition folds

The news broke last week that publishing giant Conde Nast are shortly ceasing production of the print edition of Teen Vogue.

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Reactions have been mixed, ranging from women that grew up with the magazine, pinning aspirational photos on bedroom walls and religiously following editor's letters, agony aunts and tutorials, to much of the modern mainstream fashion press who seem somewhat relived that finally Conde Nast's problem child is looking realistically to the future.

The news came as part of a larger regime at Conde Nast of cutbacks and changes. Others include GQ, Allure, Glamour and Condé Nast Traveler, which will reduce the frequency of their respective print editions also.

For now, Teen Vogue's online arm will continue, and most likely thrive more this way for their target customer; an evolving generation of savvy digital natives. Here's an example of some of their content on Youtube, which is very much focussed on celebrity and pop culture, which of course, aligns perfectly with realtime digital coverage rather than monthly print editions.

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Ruth MacGilp is an Edinburgh based blogger, and an activist for all things ethical in the fashion industry, as well as supporting the #shopsmall and #shoplocal movements through her work.
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