Entertainment Weekly will become a monthly magazine in August, its parent company announced Thursday.
Meredith Corp. also announced that JD Heyman, deputy editor of its People magazine title, will become EW’s editor-in-chief, ending Henry Goldblatt’s 17-year tenure, amid “increased investment in EW.com and digital, social, video and experiential platforms.”
“With the transition to a new monthly frequency, readers can expect more of what they love: more access, more memorable features, more in-depth conversation about Hollywood and its brightest talent,” Heyman said in a statement released by the parent company. “We will continue to enhance the beloved EW covers, which are the gold standard for the entertainment community, and the new monthly cover story will be even more sought after by celebrities. We believe the entire issue will be even a more highly prized commodity and collectible item for our passionate fans.”
Will Lee, senior vice president, Digital, at Meredith Entertainment Group, will continue to lead the digital business for both People and Entertainment Weekly, with “aggressive” plans to invest in the expansion of EW’s digital platforms, according to Meredith.
The last issue of Entertainment Weekly in its current print form will be the July 5 issue on sale June 25.
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