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Gourmet Magazine Doneski After 68 Years

The troublesome rumors have been circulating for some time now, but the news still comes as a huge Monday morning shocker: according to Media Decoder, Conde Nast will announce that despite nearly 70 years in print, Gourmet magazine will be shut down after the November issue:

The magazine has suffered a severe decline in ad pages, but the cut still comes as a shock. There was speculation that Conde Nast would close one of its food titles — Gourmet or Bon Appetit — but most bets were on the latter. Gourmet has a richer history than Bon Appetit, and its editor Ruth Reichl is powerful in the food world.
Sad day for many, bittersweet for some, plus Sam Sifton's parting words. >>