from the now-you-really-CAN-read-it-for-the-articles dept.
In December 2014, CEO Scott Flanders hinted that nudity could vanish completely from the Playboy brand.
In a bid to make itself more relevant, Playboy magazine has officially announced they're no longer running photos of fully nude women:
Playboy officials have declared that they've won a culture war, so they're moving on. "You're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it's just passé at this juncture," said Scott Flanders, Playboy's CEO, in an interview with the [New York] Times. He also said: "That battle has been fought and won."
[Ed. note: I was unsure as to whether this story was germane to our site. But then I stepped back to look at the bigger picture. At one time, Playboy pretty much *owned* its category, though with time other publications later rose up to challenge it. Times have changed. Just how relevant are print publications these days? What other storied publications have disappeared? Which are next? What will the publishing landscape look like in ten or twenty years?]