Châtelaine magazine goes from six to four printed issues per year. This was announced by the magazine’s editor-in-chief Johanne Lauzon in the editorial of the most recent spring issue, stating that the magazine is consolidating a major shift towards the web. The four issues per year will follow the seasons.
“Châtelaine has been an iconic magazine since 1960, and we will continue to invest in the brand,” Maryam Sanati, vice president of content and creative at St. Joseph Communications, which owns the magazine, told La Presse in an interview. . “This decision is in line with the fact that our readers are now more numerous on our digital platforms, as the Châtelaine website has more than 500,000 unique visitors each month,” she explains. In 2017, Châtelaine’s publications had already been reduced from twelve issues per year to six.
“All magazines around the world are reducing their print publications. Since January 2021, the cost of paper has increased by 80%, we must invest where our readers are and that is on digital.” She indicates that the design of Châtelaine’s website will be refreshed a little later in 2023. “We will continue our mission, that of supporting women in their daily lives”, she concludes.
Over the years, Châtelaine magazine has long echoed feminist demands and social issues of the time. Marie-Claire Blais, Anne Hébert and Judith Jasmin have already written texts or short stories there.