TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

In Touch Va. Tech Cover Can’t Resist Brangelina, John Mayer Sidebar

intouch_heroes.jpgIn Touch made headlines last week for planning to put the Virginia Tech tragedy on its cover, offsetting it’s normal, celeb-u-tard-fused content. Well, they did — very noble of them — but specter of a Brangelina breakup (and, to a lesser extent, John Mayer and Jessica Simpson‘s unlikely love affair) proved too much to leave off the April 30th issue’s cover entirely.

The In Touch cover recalled a similar tragedy bet-hedging move by People, which devoted most of its Hurricane Katrina cover to the tragedy, but curiously included a top-right cover line to its annual “Best and Worst Dressed” list.

Pop culture, it seems, is just too enticing for magazine editors to forget.

Mediabistro Course

Magazine Writing

Magazine WritingStarting September 4, learn how to get your work in top publications! You'll learn how to create captivating stories editors will want and readers will love, understand which magazines are right for your stories, craft compelling pitch letters, and more! You'll leave this class with two polished articles and corresponding pitch letters. Register now!