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Washington Post Ends Print Sunday Magazine

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The Washington Post will end the print edition of its Sunday magazine, Executive Editor Sally Buzbee told staffers in a memo Wednesday. Its last edition will be December 25. Some of the magazine’s features will move to a “revitalized Style section,” Buzbee writes in a short note, adding that Post remains “committed to longform journalism.”

So what will happen to the magazine’s content? Tom Sietsema’s dining column and the crossword will run in the Sunday print edition as well as online of course, Post spokesperson Shani George tells Washingtonian. “Other features will be sunset,” George says. You know what that means: No more Date Lab.

George confirms that the magazine’s staff will be laid off. Sietsema, who’s on the Food team, will stay at the Post.

Memo:

Dear Colleagues,
Earlier today we met with The Washington Post Magazine team to inform them that we will end the print Sunday Magazine in its current form as we continue to undergo our global and digital transformation. We will be shifting some of the most popular content, and adding more, in a revitalized Style section that will launch in the coming months. We remain committed to longform journalism across newsroom departments and platforms.
The last Magazine issue will publish on Dec. 25. We deeply appreciate the contributions this staff has made to our print readers over the years.
Thank you,
Sally

Senior editor

Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.