InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, EatingWell and other print magazines will be ending their run as reported today. The Wall Street Journal reports that InterActiveCorp, the owner of these publications will cease printing physical editions in April. Now EW and the other affected titles will still exist. But, now they will be a digital-only enterprise. The news came as a shock to loads of fans on social media who had grown up reading these magazines and wondered how it would affect the verticals themselves. In addition, it seems as though some of the staff were just made aware of the changes today. 200 jobs will be lost as a result of the move according to the reports. Analysts cite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as why these cuts have been cruising through all sizes of newsrooms across the board.
However, fans of People, Better Homes & Gardens, and Southern Living should sleep soundly knowing their favorites will still get the print treatment. IAC actually acquired Dotdash, the parent company of these publications, last year.
I started at EW in late 1989, three months before its launch. The magazine gave me my career, and gave so many wonderful writers and editors a home. I hope its legacy is that at its best, it brought people closer to a world they loved. We tried. https://t.co/Jx0SBGxQM9— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) February 9, 2022
What do you think of this move? Let us know down in the comments below!
What a look!
Throwback to my favorite Entertainment Weekly cover. pic.twitter.com/ykTZ216crz— Erick Lorinc (@ErickLorinc) February 9, 2022
It’s always a low moment when a publication gets closed or stripped like this. But it’s something more with Entertainment Weekly. This feels like the entire ongoing publishing crisis distilled into one publication — a magazine that seemed like it could withstand the fall. And yet https://t.co/g1y38ALxiC— Jordan Crucchiola (@JorCru) February 9, 2022
I was a charter subscriber to Entertainment Weekly in 1990, started there as an intern in 1994, and feel so grateful to have worked there for 17 years in its heyday. I’ll never forget the thrill of holding my first cover story. It’s a sad day but I’ll always root for the brand. pic.twitter.com/Ek5Ip8qXdh— Dave Karger (@davekarger) February 9, 2022
Been a long time
Sad to learn that @EW is ending it's print publication. I've been a faithful reader since 95 & subscriber since 97. I felt like I had my finger on the pulse of pop culture because of EW. And what a full circle moment to see a show I created on it's cover! pic.twitter.com/Rhv8zzrRZz— Steven Canals (@StevenCanals) February 9, 2022
Entertainment Weekly has announced they're ending their print publications. Outlander has been on their cover several times, as well as in collectors editions
Some of my favorite SamCait photoshoots are EW ones. Hopefully they'll continue with them for the digital magazine! 😍 pic.twitter.com/arv2huSQW5— SA7AH (@TinyTunney) February 9, 2022
As someone who worked at @EW for 25 yrs, this is a sad, horrible day. This feels like more than just another print publication biting the dust. EW was the most thrilling, creative, and FUN place to work, especially in the ‘90s and ‘00s. My heart goes out to the staffers today. pic.twitter.com/wN0vq5tY4J— chris nashawaty (@ChrisNashawaty) February 9, 2022
Look at those covers
The Entertainment Weekly covers I collected in high school have followed me everywhere I’ve lived and the collection has only grown thanks to my mom's subscription. RIP. pic.twitter.com/OGgssoyVCX— Jamie Jirak (@JamieCinematics) February 9, 2022
It makes a difference
A lot of us do what we do now because we were raised on Entertainment Weekly.— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) February 9, 2022