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‘Marie Claire’ Panel Audience Directs Privacy Questions at Facebook

Left to right: Common Sense Media's Amy Guggenheim Shenkan, Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg, ESPN's Erin Andrews, Chelsea Clinton, and 'Marie Claire' EIC Joanna Coles

Last night, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton took the stage at the Hearst Tower in NYC to introduce a lively panel discussion about online privacy and education. The event was hosted by Marie Claire editor-in-chief Joanna Coles and Common Sense Media, a nonprofit dedicated to sharing information with kids and families about navigating the digital world.

Clinton said her first media memory as a kid was picking up a copy of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Nowadays, of course, kids and adults are zipping around the Web, sometimes with long-term repercussions.

Though the panel was called “Social media: The perils and possibilities of living in a digital world,” the perilous side was clearly on everyone’s mind. With an overwhelmingly female audience, including a number of moms (Coles referenced her own son a couple of times), the biggest concern was how to prevent over-sharing and cyberbullying.

With that, the person who everyone turned to for answers was Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s marketing head and Mark’s sister. At one point, she said she wanted to go home to her baby.

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‘Vogue’ Is In Vogue on the Newsstands

Numbers released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations’ Rapid Report show that while much of the fashion magazine industry is suffering a loss in newsstand sales, Vogue is up about 16 percent from its average sales number for the first half of 2010.

Adweek suggests a few reasons for the jump: Hot covers featuring celebs like Lady Gaga in March (which sold 445,000 copies, the top seller for the first half), a rebound in the sale of luxury goods, and increased visibility of EIC Anna Wintour, which we noted a couple of weeks ago after Wintour’s acceptance speech at the Webbys went viral.

Marie Claire was down 21 percent (along with Harper’s Bazaar), with EIC Joanna Coles noting that a few chances it took with the cover didn’t pan out, like featuring a man, Bradley Cooper, perhaps before he revealed to the world that he could speak French. InStyle and People Stylewatch were among the other fashion magazines that took a hit.

The Audit Bureau numbers also show that Justin Bieber covers aren’t doing so well on the newsstands. According to WWD, Vanity Fair‘s Bieber cover is set to become the worst seller in 12 years. Other magazines, like Teen Vogue, which also featured the teen star also showed a dip in numbers.

Controversial ‘Marie Claire’ Writer Leading MB Workshop

Last week, Maura Kelly struck a sour note Marie Claire readers when her story “Should ‘Fatties’ Get a Room? (Even on TV)” posted online. On November 22, she’ll be the guest instructor for Mediabistro’s “Personal Essay Workshop.” Awkward!!

Actually, in defending the piece, EIC Joanna Coles noted on the Fashionista blog that Kelly draws from personal experience in her writing: “Maura Kelly is a very provocative blogger. She was an anorexic herself and this is a subject she feels very strongly about.”

And both in the post and in her apology, Kelly notes her own body issues, making her qualified to deal with the items posted in the workshop description: How do you mine your life for timely, relevant stories that editors are looking for? How can you turn a deeply personal experience into an essay that resonates on a broader level?

Click here for more info about the workshop.

Another ‘Marie Claire’ Story Causes Controversy

Stars of the show "Mike & Molly"

Marie Claire, which was recently embroiled in controversy over a story about health and food bloggers, has jumped into a vat of hot water over a story called “Should ‘Fatties’ Get a Room? (Even on TV?)” Somehow, an editor looked at this story and thought the headline needed quotes around the word “Fatties,” but saw nothing else wrong with it.

The story focuses on the program Mike & Molly, which is about a couple who meet through Overeaters Anonymous.

“So anyway, yes, I think I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other … because I’d be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything,” the story reads.

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