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I am a journalist currently in my first year of college at The New School in New York City. Last school year I was awarded the title of North Carolina's High School Journalist of the Year. Writing -- specifically journalism -- is my passion.
This week it was announced that Conde Nast, the company that owns Vogue, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, plans to end the quarterly print edition of Teen Vogue.
My love for journalism was ignited by reading many publications and magazines growing up, specifically Teen Vogue. There is simply nothing else like it out there. I have subscribed to Teen Vogue for years, but I wholeheartedly believe that the magazine is currently in its prime. Canceling the print edition of Teen Vogue is a terrible decision, one that I can not even wrap my mind around. Why would something in its prime want to end? I love this publication, as do so many others -- particularly younger female journalists. The publication inspires so many to continue with the craft. I know that I would not be who I am today without it. It hurts my heart to think that a year from now, people will not have this magazine available to nurture and inspire them the way that it has inspired me.
I understand that Teen Vogue will be continuing with their online content. But I do not believe that it will ever be the same. I do not read TeenVogue.com but I buy every issue of the physical publication. Conde Nast issued a statement which said that as their audiences "continue to evolve around content consumption, (they) will continue to modernize and calibrate how, where and when (they) produce and distribute (their) content to be in sync with the cultural moments and platforms most important to (their) audiences." Well, I am a longtime member of the Teen Vogue audience. The Teen Vogue content most important to me is the print edition of the publication.
To end this print publication at a time where the stories are more impactful and important than ever is an incredible shame. Please, help me to show Conde Nast how important the print version of Teen Vogue is. I invite you to leave comments about why having a print edition of Teen Vogue is important to you. Maybe we can make some change together. Thank you.
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