Playboy Cites COVID-19 As Reason For Suspending Its Iconic Print Magazine
By Thanussha Priyah, 19 Mar 2020
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Playboy magazine has announced that its iconic quarterly print magazine will be put on halt as it is going digital for the rest of the year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, per WWD.
The company published an open letter explaining that it will move into digital publishing for the time-being, before deciding whether to proceed with print editions in the following year. This will mean that the Spring 2020 issue “will be [its] final printed publication for the year in the US.”
Ben Kohn, CEO of Playboy Enterprises, cited disruptions from COVID-19 as a reason for the publication’s suspension. The magazine will soon begin releasing online content, which will include its trademark Playmate shoots.
“Print is how we began and print will always be a part of who we are,” the company detailed in hopes of bringing its print edition back in 2021.
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