Tuesday, April 7, 2015

NPR Monsters on Magazine Covers

"Responding to putting a photo of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine — a hallowed spot in American culture — the publication's editors posted an on the website version of the story. It says: "The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism."
True enough. Putting the faces of evil people on magazine covers has a long and controversial tradition. And controversy sells. At least it used to.
One of the arguments against the Tsarnaev cover is that Rolling Stone is glamorizing him."
More here.