I truly feel like I'm witnessing the end of an era, after noticing this on Twitter: Condé Nast announces layoffs at Vanity Fair and GQ. Its been severely depressing year for the print industry.
Now, as a passionate PR gal, I'm of course submersed in the media on a daily basis but this one this really stuck with me. Mainly because one of my favorite non-major courses in college was Magazine Writing, where I spent many a day idolizing and pouring over the articles in VF. It's such an industry icon, to see witness these layoffs really makes you wonder about the future of print. With citizen journalism and social media developments, information is so much more readily available and accessible - a 6 month lead time is nearly becoming a distant memory.
So, in the spirit of mourning the death of pulp I'd like to reflect on the losses we've experienced thus far this year:
The diminishing magazine industry brings into question even more worries about the advertising industry (my other major), but these I'll save for another day.