Conde Nast folds Jane magazine

Prett's publication launched in 1997

Conde Nast has decided to shutter Jane magazine after its August issue, two years after editor Jane Pratt ankled the women’s lifestyle title.

Charles H. Townsend, the company’s prexy-CEO, called it “a very difficult decision” to close the print title and its website, Janemag.com. “We worked diligently to make Jane a success. However, we have come to believe that the magazine and website will not fulfill our long-term business expectations.”

Launched in September 1997, Jane extended the magazine run of Pratt, who earned a place in publishing lore by founding and editing teen title Sassy while still in her early 20s.

Jane was not her first eponymous venture; she had talkshows on Fox and Lifetime. After departing in 2005, Pratt began hosting a talkshow on Sirius Satellite Radio.

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