The monthly magazine will stop printing after its December 2020 issue but will remain online as it intends to become “more digitally centric.”
Winfrey says in a statement, “I’m proud of this team and what we have delivered to our readers over the past 20 years. I look forward to the next step in our evolution.” The publication, which lists Winfrey as the editorial director, launched with Hearst back in 2000.
“As the brand celebrates twenty years of O, The Oprah Magazine, we’re thinking about what’s next, but again the partnership and the brand are not going away,” a rep said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “This is a natural next step for the brand, which has grown to an online audience of 8 million, extending its voice and vision with video and social content. We will continue to invest in this platform as the brand grows and evolves into one that is more digitally centric.”
“Twenty years ago, O, The Oprah Magazine launched as a personal growth guide to help women live their best lives,” said Lucy Kaylin, editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine. “As we embark on this next chapter, we will lean into moments that are central to the brand’s DNA and deepen the connection with our loyal readers.”
Kristen O’Hara, the chief business officer of Hearst Magazines, added that the company is “honored to be working with Oprah and her team to reimagine the future.”
The news comes after it was reported that Winfrey is starting a new series on Apple TV+ The Oprah Conversation.
Oprah and Apple TV+ Announce New Series “The Oprah Conversation” https://t.co/GIog60elfb
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