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Reichl Declares Print Media Dead

The shuttering of legendary food magazine Gourmet has hit foodie circles hard: At the final party for Gourmet, Editor Ruth Reichl painted a bleak picture of the future of print media. “I think print magazines as we know them will cease to exist,” she said. The party was also a celebration of Reichl’s new TV series, Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth, which will air despite the magazine’s closing. “I do think that there is going to be something that will be very exciting and that will incorporate video, instant shopping,” Reichl added on a more hopeful note. In related news, Condé Nast’s still-living food mag, Bon Appétit, is laying off at least six members of its editorial staff.