'The Pitchfork Review' Is Quietly Shutting Down: Report


The brutal publishing business has claimed another victim, The Pitchfork Review.

Publishers Condé Nast and Pitchfork have printed the 11th and final issue of the quarterly print magazine, sources close to the title tell Spin.

Pitchfork’s quarterly mag launched in 2013 and was acquired two years later by Condé Nast. According to a mission statement published on its website, the Pitchfork Review was “dedicated to the best in long-form music writing, photography, design and comics. The magazine documents music culture, past and present.”

Its Twitter account has been dormant since last December, with the exception of a single retweet last month on its nomination in the design categories for the American Society of Magazine Editors’ annual awards. 

Controversial British hip-hop artist M.I.A. was the cover star of the final issue, published in November 2016. 

It’s unclear how many staff will be kept on at Conde’s sister titles and an official statement has yet to be issued. 


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