Yahoo Shuts Down 7 Digital Magazines

Yahoo is phasing out seven digital magazine properties, including those for food and travel, as part of the Internet company’s cost-cutting moves.

On Wednesday, the company said it has begun phasing out seven digital magazines: Yahoo Food, Yahoo Health, Yahoo Parenting, Yahoo Makers, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo Autos and Yahoo Real Estate. Martha Nelson, Time Inc.’s top editorial exec who joined Yahoo as global editor-in-chief last fall, announced the closures in a blog post.

Earlier this month, Yahoo disclosed plans to lay off 15% of its workforce and said it would streamline its content around four areas – news, sports, finance and lifestyle. It also said it was exploring a potential sale. The company at the time said it would consolidate some of its digital magazines around the four vertical segments and shut others down.

A Yahoo rep declined to say how many employees will be laid off as a result of the digital magazine shutdowns.

For now, seven other Yahoo magazines — TV, Movies, Music, Beauty, Style, Celebrity and Tech — will remain in place. David Pogue, the former New York Times personal technology columnist, will continue at Yahoo Tech.

“As we make these changes, we acknowledge the talent and dedication of an extraordinary group of journalists who brought new and newsworthy content to Yahoo,” Nelson wrote. “While these digital magazines will no longer be published, you will continue to find the topics they covered, as well as style, celebrity, entertainment, politics, tech and much more across our network.”

The moves come after the company shut down Yahoo Screen, the video-aggregation service that had been home to original series such as the sixth season of “Community” and licensed entertainment content.

More Digital

  • Awesomeness logo

    Viacom Laying Off 98 Awesomeness Employees, or Half the Staff, Following Acquisition

    Yahoo is phasing out seven digital magazine properties, including those for food and travel, as part of the Internet company’s cost-cutting moves. On Wednesday, the company said it has begun phasing out seven digital magazines: Yahoo Food, Yahoo Health, Yahoo Parenting, Yahoo Makers, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo Autos and Yahoo Real Estate. Martha Nelson, Time Inc.’s top editorial […]

  • amazon-logo

    Amazon Working on Tablo-Like Networked DVR (Report)

    Yahoo is phasing out seven digital magazine properties, including those for food and travel, as part of the Internet company’s cost-cutting moves. On Wednesday, the company said it has begun phasing out seven digital magazines: Yahoo Food, Yahoo Health, Yahoo Parenting, Yahoo Makers, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo Autos and Yahoo Real Estate. Martha Nelson, Time Inc.’s top editorial […]

  • chromecast

    Google to Release New Chromecast With Bluetooth, Better Wireless Networking

    Yahoo is phasing out seven digital magazine properties, including those for food and travel, as part of the Internet company’s cost-cutting moves. On Wednesday, the company said it has begun phasing out seven digital magazines: Yahoo Food, Yahoo Health, Yahoo Parenting, Yahoo Makers, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo Autos and Yahoo Real Estate. Martha Nelson, Time Inc.’s top editorial […]

  • Netflix website

    Netflix Has Deleted All User Reviews From Its Website

    Yahoo is phasing out seven digital magazine properties, including those for food and travel, as part of the Internet company’s cost-cutting moves. On Wednesday, the company said it has begun phasing out seven digital magazines: Yahoo Food, Yahoo Health, Yahoo Parenting, Yahoo Makers, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo Autos and Yahoo Real Estate. Martha Nelson, Time Inc.’s top editorial […]

  • Netflix - Shonda Rhimes, Kenya Barris,

    How Netflix Accounts for Huge Deals With TV Creators Like Shonda Rhimes, Kenya Barris, Ryan Murphy

    Yahoo is phasing out seven digital magazine properties, including those for food and travel, as part of the Internet company’s cost-cutting moves. On Wednesday, the company said it has begun phasing out seven digital magazines: Yahoo Food, Yahoo Health, Yahoo Parenting, Yahoo Makers, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo Autos and Yahoo Real Estate. Martha Nelson, Time Inc.’s top editorial […]

  • Lenovo smart display

    Google Looking to Ship Its Own Smart Display This Holiday Season (Report)

    Yahoo is phasing out seven digital magazine properties, including those for food and travel, as part of the Internet company’s cost-cutting moves. On Wednesday, the company said it has begun phasing out seven digital magazines: Yahoo Food, Yahoo Health, Yahoo Parenting, Yahoo Makers, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo Autos and Yahoo Real Estate. Martha Nelson, Time Inc.’s top editorial […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content