With the ongoing LOVE affair and a couple Fashion Weeks now behind us, we almost forgot that the magazine industry is dying. Today's dose of print reality comes via the Post, who are reporting that T:Style, our favorite section of the Sunday Times (when it's there), has been scaled down from fifteen issues per year to just twelve. Coming down to the frequency of a normal monthly magazine may not sound so awful, but consider that T:Style is practically the last part of the Times that guarantees total fashion coverage, as opposed to the Styles Section, which revolved around GOOP this past weekend.
Times Editors Forced to Examine Fashion Photography Policy
Last week, after readers complained about a T cover featuring Julia Nobis--whom they felt was disturbingly skinny and young-looking--T EIC Deborah Needleman issued a response to New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan. In it, Needleman mentioned that she had "considered adding some fat to her with Photoshop, but decided that as it is her body, I’d let it be." This raised new questions about the New York Times' treatment of photography--didn't the paper of record hold itself to a higher standard than to just Photoshop some fat into (or out of) a model with little more than a second thought? Turns out it does--but fashion photography is a different story.