Celebrity Worshipping

“Publishing, I think, has lost its soul,” says Kalle Lasn, publisher and editor-in-chief of Adbusters magazine.

He perceives a loss of journalistic integrity with each “insidious deal” a magazine makes with an advertiser – censuring content in an attempt to please the funding source. He is deeply disconcerted by the lack of fairness he sees, where an advertising contract with a deep-pocketed corporation will keep a magazine afloat and making profits for a couple years, regardless of whether it’s content fails to please readers.

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COVER STORY: Whither Print?

The cultural revolution of the 60’s and the birth of the Internet in the 90’s certainly challenged the magazine industry, yet it has quietly endured.  In a relatively short history, it has survived many tests of perseverance.  But there were numerous casualties along the way.

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Survival of the Ad-Less

“Publishing, I think, has lost its soul,” says Kalle Lasn, publisher and editor-in-chief of Adbusters magazine.

He perceives a loss of journalistic integrity with each “insidious deal” a magazine makes with an advertiser – censuring content in an attempt to please the funding source. He is deeply disconcerted by the lack of fairness he sees, where an advertising contract with a deep-pocketed corporation will keep a magazine afloat and making profits for a couple years, regardless of whether it’s content fails to please readers.

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The International Affair

Through its sleek design, diplo magazine represents the successful amalgamation of form and content.  The relatively new magazine out of London, England uses a symbiotic relationship of original art and international affairs that reflect one another.  In using strong emblematic graphic illustrations and photography, political issues are represented in both a creative and clever way. 

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Making an Impression

“Hopefully you marry rich or you have a day job.”
Children’s editor Jude Isabella laughs as she says it – in an interview, not as personal career advice – but there’s still a feeling that she’s speaking the truth.

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