Rochelle Udell to leave Conde Nast's 'Self'

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Rochelle Udell, editor in chief of Self, will step down after the October issue, the magazine's 20th anniversary issue. Ms. Udell has been editor since September 1995. Conde Nast insiders said a proposed redesign for the October issue is being re-evaluated. No successor was named. Ad pages for Self for January through May this year are off 21.5% to 434.27 pages, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures. For the last six months of 1998, single copy sales were down 8.8% to 374,416, although total circulation was up 3.5% to 1.14 million, according to Audit Bureau of Circulations figures. Ms. Udell joined Conde Nast in 1972 as an art director at Vogue and since then held numerous posts within the publishing company, including rising to VP-creative marketing and new media in 1993. She created CondeNet's Epicurious website before returning to Self in 1995.

Copyright June 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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