ESPN The Magazine Will Shutter After the Release of the September 2019 Body Issue

Company will focus on 'differentiated print formats' instead

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It’s four months into the year, and the industry is losing another print publication. This time around it’s ESPN The Magazine.

“Our journalists will continue to create the same exceptional content. Consumer habits are evolving rapidly, and this requires ESPN to evolve as well,” ESPN said in a statement.

The magazine’s September Body Issue will be its last, though the company will explore “differentiated print formats” for other big series, such as the Body Issue, the company said.

When deciding to shutter a magazine’s print product, other magazine publishers have vowed to publish at least some print issues to capitalize on big magazine themes and retain advertising dollars.



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