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Conde Nast Kills Four Mags

Gourmet, Cookie, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride all got the axe from parent company Conde Nast this morning. The New York Observer estimates that 180 people have lost their jobs as a result. As for upper management, they write:

We do not have word yet on Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl, but at least for the moment, it does not appear she’ll return to Conde Nast.

We’ve also heard that there could be a publisher shake-up. Nancy Berger Cardone, the publisher of Gourmet, and Carolyn Kremins, the publisher of Cookie, are both valued internally, and one source said that over the next few days we could see some current publishers out of a job, while some publishing-side people could be retained.

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