O dear – Oprah Magazine closes its doors

Associated Media Publishing has announced that the South African edition of O, The Oprah Magazine will close its doors.

The final issue will publish in September 2014.

“This was a difficult decision for us and our partners. For 12 years, the magazine has been providing readers with encouragement and inspiration to live their best lives, and we thank them for their passion and loyalty,” said Julia Raphaely, CEO of Associated Media Publishing, which publishes the magazine in partnership with Hearst Magazines International.

The publishing firm said that subscribers will have the opportunity to receive any of it’s other women’s titles for the duration of their subscriptions, and all O readers can continue to enjoy content on Oprah.com as well as on the Oprah Winfrey Network programming block on the DStv channel, TLC Entertainment.

Associated Media Publishing said it will work to redeploy the brand’s staff to other parts of the company where possible.

Additional titles within its stable include Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire and House and Leisure.

O, The Oprah Magazine South Africa edition launched in 2002.

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