If you thought the magazine industry's problems only existed in the US, here's some info for your news diet: Glamour just folded before it could even launch in Australia. The magazines was licensed from Conde Nast by News Limited (the Rupert Murdoch-owned subsidiary of News Corporation with a big presence in Australia) but has been shut down before their planned March debut issue could start, due to the "downturn in advertising and falling magazine sales." Fifteen staffers are affected by this, and the launch is postponed "indefinitely."
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Not So Glamourous: Someone is Reportedly Leaving Nasty Poos in Glamour's Bathroom; Tipster Suggests Staffers are Miserable
Things have to get really bad at your media job before you decide that hitting send on a dishy and potentially damaging email about your place of work to Gawker is a good idea. So it seems that things are pretty bad at Glamour. And stinky. A tipster sent the following email to Gawker yesterday: For years, the ladies' room of the 16th floor of Glamour has had a mystery shitter who has left enormous packages in various toilets and appeared to purposefully not flush. Despite signs ranging from laminated "please remember to flush" posters and haikus of middling wit being taped inside each stall, the mystery shitter continues to shit, a silent, odiferous protest against a work environment that regularly keeps staffers there past midnight-3 a.m. nights are not unheard of. This is totally gross and all, but also happens everywhere. We heard it happens at Teen Vogue too (is this a problem at Conde? What's cooking in that famous cafeteria?), and I even heard tale of poo on the floor of a magazine that shall remain nameless that was then dragged into the newsroom. Poop stories aside, the real scandal lies in the confession of how shitty (in the non-literal sense) things are inside Glamour HQ, Conde's shining star in ad revenues and circulation. The tipster goes on to recount how staffers are totally miz at Glamour and doing happy dances when they leave for lower paying jobs:
That Was Fast! Glamour Names Jillian Davison Fashion Director
Jillian Davison, creative director of Vogue Australia, is succeeding Anne Christensen.