Monthly 'Ladies' Home Journal' to fold after 131 years

Monthly 'Ladies' Home Journal' to fold after 131 years

Credit: Kwaku Alston for Ladies' Home Journal

After 131 years, the July issue of Ladies' Home Journal will be its last, reports Ad Age. The website will continue on, and the magazine itself will become a quarterly special-interest publication available starting this fall on newsstands, vs. via subscription.

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by OLIVIA BARKER

USA Today

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 7:43 AM

The death of print continues apace. Most recent victim: The monthly Ladies' Home Journal.

After 131 years, the July issue will be its last, reports Ad Age. The website will continue on, and the magazine itself will become a quarterly special-interest publication available starting this fall on newsstands, vs. via subscription.

Nonetheless, the entire editorial staff was laid off as part of the change.

LHJ has a circulation of 3.2 million, down from a 1968 peak of 6.8 million, according to parent company Meredith.

Subscribers will get one of Meredith's other titles — Every Day with Rachael Ray, More or Better Homes & Gardens — in their mailboxes instead.

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