Re: Magazines, especially lifestyle magazines, are bullsh.

duck (
Sun, 20 Jul 1997 02:05:22 -0400 (EDT)

This article is right on the money - thanks for posting it, Adamo.
I attended a seminar Tuesday with RS associate publisher Jeff Ahl, and i
asked him the chicken and the egg question - does advertising ever affect
editorial content? The first words out of his mouth were "No. Absolutely
not." Then after a little prodding and a few examples (snowboarding
articles, fashion spreads) he reached this conclusion - "The only magazine
left with editorial integrity is National Geographic."


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