8 Days and i-Weekly magazines to go digital-only, last print editions in September

Local entertainment magazines 8 Days and i-Weekly, published by Mediacorp, are set to go online only and will publish their last print editions in September.
Local entertainment magazines 8 Days and i-Weekly, published by Mediacorp, are set to go online only and will publish their last print editions in September. PHOTOS: FACEBOOK/8 DAYS, I-WEEKLY

SINGAPORE - Local entertainment magazines 8 Days and i-Weekly, published by Mediacorp, are set to go digital and will publish their last print editions in September.

The company also announced on Thursday (April 12) that it will also stop publishing the Singapore version of fashion magazine Elle after September and will close down parenting website SmartParents.

8 Days, published weekly in English, launched its website last year, while i-Weekly, published in Mandarin, revamped its website last July.

According to a press statement, the moves are designed to refresh the 8 Days and i-Weekly brands and to allow Mediacorp to focus on its own lifestyle and entertainment content.

The company will "retrain and redeploy affected employees to other jobs within the company's various growth areas" in the next six months.