Categories: Bookstand, Media, Magazines
Women Deserve More, by Sheila Gibbons of Media Report to Women is an interesting article about the ambivalence of MORE, "the one magazine that celebrates women over 40," towards its target audience. The host web site AlterNet describes itself as "a project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism" and is liberal-to-leftist in its orientation.
Kudos to Marlene Eskin, who identified this article through the 2004-03-18 update (select What's New) of CosmeticIndustry.com.
I plan to read Spin Sisters : How the Women of the Media Sell Unhappiness --- and Liberalism --- to the Women of America, written by Myrna Blyth, founding editor-in-chief and publishing director of MORE magazine. As you can see, views expressed on amazon.com about Spin Sisters are strongly divided, with some thinking that Ms. Blyth is reinventing herself as a conservative pundit.