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Is Teen Vogue being folded into Vogue? Daily Front Row's sources indicate "major changes are taking place" at the teen-focused fashion magazine, which has long been rumored to be either shuttering or merging with its parent publication.
Meanwhile, a source confirms to Racked that Teen Vogue publisher Jason Wagenheim has left the title, though it's unclear under what circumstances or if he'll be replaced. Wagenheim was named publisher of Teen Vogue in 2011. He was previously the publisher of Glamour, and his resume includes stints at Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, and Condé Nast Traveler.
Update: Vogue released the following statement to Racked:
Teen Vogue will continue to operate independently, with the same frequency, and have its distinct voice. As Artistic Director, Anna will continue to oversee editorial operations, with Amy and her team reporting in to her, as before. We are making a change in reporting structure on the business side. Susan Plagemann will oversee the sales and marketing teams. We feel this will only serve to strengthen the power of both brands. Jason Wagenheim is planning to leave the company after the Thanksgiving holiday.
This is reminiscent of the slow changes that set the eventual death of Lucky into motion; many believe this is simply Teen Vogue's first step towards an inevitable closure, although the spokesperson denied any further changes beyond the restructuring on the business side and the loss of the magazine's publisher. It’s been a tumultuous couple of weeks for Condé Nast, which also saw the ouster of Allure founding EIC Linda Wells for Nylon’s Michelle Lee as well as layoffs at GQ. In August, it was reported that Condé brought in efficiency consultants to assess its business.