In devastating news for those of us who still believe in the power of print, Bauer Media has announced it will cease publication of iconic women’s mag Cosmopolitan Australia.
As per reports in Mumbrella, Bauer Media ANZ CEO Paul Dykzeul said: “Today, Bauer Media announced the closure of the Cosmopolitan brand in Australia, with the December issue being the last. It has not been an easy decision to make, however, the commercial viability of the magazine in Australia is no longer sustainable.
“Magazine closures are never easy, desirable or done without careful consideration for all of those involved. We have to ensure that we are continually reshaping and defining the business so that our readers of today, and those of tomorrow, remain engaged with the content we publish and the platforms upon which we deliver.”
The closure comes less than a month after Bauer merged the print and digital teams of Harper’s Bazaar and Elle Australia following the departures of Kellie Hush and Justine Cullen, axing 13 positions.
“We are incredibly proud of the brand and the people who have been involved and represented over the last 45 years,” Dykzeul adds.
“It has helped to launch the careers of media personalities, supported great brands and causes, and inspired millions of young women across the country.
“We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the brand and its legacy over the years.”
Vale Cosmopolitan, your spirit will live on forever through the sex tips you blessed us with.