LONDON (Agencies): The widely read magazine, Reader’s Digest, has announced its closure in the UK after 86 years of operation. The magazine, known for its condensed articles and various features, has been a staple in many households around the world since its first publication in the United States in 1922 by DeWitt Wallace and Lila Bell Wallace.

The closure notice on the magazine’s website expressed a deep sense of loss, stating, “It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Reader’s Digest UK coming to a close. This magazine carries a profound legacy, holding special memories for so many—whether it adorned our parents’ coffee tables or served as a gateway to the English language for those abroad.”

Eva Mackevic, the editor-in-chief, shared a heartfelt post on social media, stating that the company “just couldn’t withstand the financial pressures of today’s unforgiving magazine publishing landscape”. The closure marks the end of an era for the popular general-interest magazine, which had expanded its publication to numerous countries and languages over the years.

The closure of Reader’s Digest UK highlights the challenges faced by traditional print media in the digital age, with many struggling to adapt to changing reader habits and the economic pressures of the publishing industry.

The impact of this closure on the magazine’s readership and the broader media landscape remains to be seen.

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