TeenPeople.com lives on, for now. Forbes has the rest of the obit:
"We're looking at…what makes sense for the Time Inc. portfolio," spokeswoman Ali Zelenko said. "We decided it made sense for this brand to live on on the Web."
The move echoes similar moves elsewhere among teen-oriented titles. Hachette Filipacchi Media shuttered ELLEgirl magazine with its June/July issue, although it is continuing to operate the Web site www.ELLEgirl.com.
In October 2004, Conde Nast Publications purchased the assets of teen-oriented YM and closed the magazine, although it kept alive YM.com.
Subscribers of YM magazine were switched to Conde Nast's Teen Vogue. As a result, Teen Vogue saw its total paid circulation surge 142% in 2005 to 1.41 million, according to the Magazine Publishers of America. Total paid circulation for Teen People, which began publishing in January 1998, slipped 0.7% last year to 1.53 million.
Ending publication of Teen People will affect about 50 employees, some of whom have already found jobs elsewhere at Time Inc., Zelenko said.
The closing of Teen People follows Time Inc.'s elimination of 105 management jobs in December, and its announcement in January that it planned to cut about 100 more jobs.