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Skirt Magazine Shuttered Abruptly 

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When readers of Skirt ventured to the bright-green boxes around town looking for the May issue, they came up empty-handed.

Editor Constance Costas learned just hours before the April issue went to press that Media General, which also publishes the Richmond Times-Dispatch, was shutting down the monthly women’s magazine. It hit the streets with no mention that the issue would be the last printed.

“We had the coolest, best readers. Then we disappeared without explanation and it doesn’t feel right to me,” Costas says. Media General launched Skirt in 2007 after buying the Richmond license to the nationally syndicated magazine, adding additional local content.

Skirt is published in several other cities through licensing agreements with owner Morris Communications. Print editions in several cities, such as Charlotte, N.C., Birmingham, Ala., and Norfolk, where Style Weekly parent Pilot Media Cos. published Skirt, have closed in recent years because of declining revenue.

Representatives for Media General were unavailable for comment by deadline.

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