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Conde Nast is closing redundant magazines: Will online follow?

The bad news is in at Conde Nast. After a summer review by consulting firm McKinsey & Co., the publisher announced today that it will be shuttering four publications. Food magazine Gourmet, parenting mag Cookie, and bridal titles Modern Bride and Elegant Bride will cease to exist after this month.

In connection, about 180 employees will be laid off. Condé Nast CEO Chuck Townsend said that they were shuttered for the simple reason that the titles were losing money. Cookie is the last of Conde Nast's new publications to get the ax, while Gourmet and the bridal mags competed with other Conde titles that were bringing in more revenue. But both the bridal magazines and Gourmet were slow to move online, and are being subsumed by more digitally adept publications.

Is more streamlining to come — both online and offline?

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Conde Nast's online identity problem

Conde Nast has identity problems online. The publishing house announced on Monday that its online male fashion coverage would be folded into the websites for magazine properties GQ and Details. I wrote about the decision here.

In the piece, I wrote about how the change could effect Style.com. I thought of Men.Style.com as a subdomain of Style.com. But Conde Nast actually considers Men.Style.com to be its own property. GQ.com and Details.com are currently linked to the site, and they are all considered to be distinct properties from Style.com, which is "the online home of Vogue." 

All that parsing is rather confusing. And I'm not the only one who failed to note the distinction between the two Style.com properties.

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