A New York Times spokesperson told Publishers Daily: "The shift in publication frequency is a reflection that content previously reserved for special-themed issues — such as beauty and entertaining — is increasingly being covered more holistically in each issue of T Magazine, as well as online.
"All aspects of special-themed issues, including frequency, are subject to review when a new editor of T Magazine is in place."
However, T magazine does not currently have an editor-in-chief.
Deborah Needleman left T in late November, after four years in the position. Executive editor Whitney Vargas was filling in for Needleman in the interim, but Vargas left the magazine in February. And T's previous articles editor Nick Haramis recently took the job of editor-in-chief of Interview magazine.
Needleman’s vacancy has yet to be filled. A Times spokeswoman told WWD, which first reported the news, that the search is still ongoing for a new T editor-in-chief.
At the time of Vargas' departure, The New York Times’ executive editor Dean Baquet stated in a memo: "There is an active, robust search underway for a new editor of T, an innovative leader who will advance the tradition of a beautiful magazine that sets the global standard for coverage of fashion, art and culture...
"This is one of the most important jobs in the industry and the interest we’ve seen from a vast array of talent matches the significance of the role. I expect to make a decision on this position within a few weeks.”
Under Needleman’s leadership, T underwent a redesign and increased its ad pages.
The luxury magazine had its ad pages grow by 30% in the first three quarters of 2016, compared to the same period in 2012, to 934 pages, according to Business of Fashion.