The LA Times Magazine and Image are going to be getting new makeovers. Starting in January, both LA Times inserts ventures will be getting design “upgrades,” according to a press release, as well as “increased online features reflecting enhanced fashion, beauty, shopping and style content.” LA Times Magazine, which is now only distributed to select, (read wealthy) zip codes, will also be made more widely available.
Here’s hoping the new online fashion focus doesn’t push some of the more broad, interesting content out of the book. Image has always been about fashion, but the LA Times Mag has been aspiring to much more in recent months. We’ve especially been digging Annie Jacobsen‘s series of “Back/Story” pieces–revealing odd, untold tales about the region’s history. This month’s “Road to Area 51,” about the famous military black site, is a great read.
Press release after the jump: