Deborah Solomon
Cary Tennis
Best Covers Critiqued
What Are They Reading?


Charting the Masthead
And the Award Goes to...
88 Magazine Uses
The Year In Magazines
NYRM X-word Answers

Short Takes Goes Glossy
New Moon’s Girl Editors
Name That Partisan Rag
Highs of the Lows, ’05-’06
Overheard in the Industry


Gay Talese’s Basement
Radical Art Mag vs. the IRS
Why Magazines Won’t Die
Radar’s Neverending Story
Davidson on His Photos
The ASME Curse
Wartime in the Glossies
An Ex-Con’s Legal Mag
Essence: Behind the Music
(Un)covering Athletes
My Beef with Bridal Mags
E&P Goes to War
The Price of Truth


Hispanic Magazine
Los Angeles Magazine
Men’s Vogue
National Geographic
The Walrus
Women’s Health


About NYRM



by Anika Myers Palm

“We’re all sort of the anti-blogs. And I think we will eventually triumph over the blogs!”

— Roger Hodge, the new editor of Harper’s, in a March 2006 New York magazine article on young superstar magazine editors

“It’s all voodoo.”

— Craig Marks, editor, Blender, on calculations magazines must make in deciding what to put in cover lines





“I understand the impulse to look at paparazzi pictures of celebrities going about their business; but these images, which are so prevalent at the moment, have very little to do with photography.”

— Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief, Vogue, on the rise of candid photos in celebrity magazines


“When Madeleine Albright talks about luxury lifestyle, that’s the kind of story an editor wants.”

Jason Binn, publisher of Hamptons, Gotham and Los Angeles Confidential, on launching his new Washington-based magazine, Capitol File





“Fit is the new rich.”

— Dave Zinczenko, editor-in-chief, Men’s Health, when asked by Jon Stewart whether he sees his magazine having the longevity of publications like Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan



“If I could boil the Tom Ford experience down to a single element for you, it would be the yellow Post-It note I found stuck to a photograph of Angelina Jolie that was pinned to the wall of Vanity Fair’s planning room. In small handwriting were the words ‘Leave in butt crack. TF.’”

—Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair, on Tom Ford’s art direction for the magazine’s annual Hollywood issue



“We think the market has plenty of room. There seems to be just a tremendous appetite for celebrity coverage.”

— Bob Davidowitz, publisher of In Touch and Life & Style (both are owned by Bauer Publishing, which is rumored to have yet another celebrity weekly in development), on whether the celebrity magazine market is saturated

“At the end of the day, think about where you read your magazines: in bed at night or on an airplane or any place where you are feeling good. You are engaged in it. You are entertained by it. And when I look out 10 or 15 years, I don’t think it is going to be any different.”

— Cathie Black, president, Hearst Magazines, on why the magazine industry still survives and what it will look like in a few years