Discover and share stories

of adventure, connection, and change making.

14 people think this is good

  • Meghan Neal
  • Chris Hines
  • Emma Zimmerman
  • Caroline Pham
  • Mindy Nguyen
  • Alisha Gaddis
  • Alan  Salganik

Comparing U.S. & World Covers for TIME Magazine

Lou Pizante

Each week, TIME Magazine designs covers for four markets: the U.S., Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. Often, America's cover is quite, well – different.

Viewing these covers, a question must be asked: do these moments of marketing (through a choice in covers) reveal more about Americans, or about the state of American journalism?

Continue to dailykos.com

Inappropriate?

Discuss

  1. {{attachment.file.name}}

Ready to post! You’ve uploaded the maximum number of images.

Oops! Nice pic, but it’s just not our (file) type. Please try uploading a .jpg or .png image.

Well, this is embarrassing. Something went wrong when posting your comment. Care to try again?

That image is too large. Maximum size is 6MB.

Posting comment...

  • Stef McDonald

    Noticed this a while back, but it's obviously still relevant today. Each week, there are new examples on news mag covers and also on news broadcasts ignoring big stories in favor of fluff. (This week: The situation in Syria vs. a twerking Miley Cyrus?)

  • canes

    "Viewing these covers, a question must be asked: do these moments of marketing (through a choice in covers) reveal more about Americans, or about the state of American journalism?

    I fear the answer."
    I fear American journalism is chasing the dollar instead of the story. The
    consequence is an uniformed American public.

    • Lou Pizante

      There is a self-perpetuating cycle here about what is "compelling" content and what sells. Maybe this is just the price of a free press: regression to the mean?

  • Zachary Slobig

    Treat yourself to this clip of a brash, young Bob Dylan "giving an interview" to a Time reporter in the mid-60s. "I read Time Magazine. I read it on the airplane, but I don't take it seriously. If I want to find out anything I'm not gonna read Time Magazine. I'm not gonna read Newsweek or any of these other magazines, cause they got too much to lose by printing the truth."

  • Kris Giere

    The contrast is almost startling. Thank you for sharing!