Thursday, October 25, 2012
newsweek magazine, almost 80yo, recently announced its intention to
stop publishing a print edition & go all-digital beginning in 2013.
& thankfully, it looks like it may be going out a little better than it's been lately.
following a year in which it twice featured atrociously sexist covers
[one in april, another in august], it's good to see newsweek
take a turn for the less-desperate with its current cover, which features
15yo malala yousafzai & the headline "malala: the bravest girl in the world."
women & girls are the focus of fewer than 1 in 4 news stories worldwide,
so a cover about a female's achievements rather than her appearance
is kind of a big deal.
here's hoping newsweek keeps up the right fight,
representing women accurately & well, as it takes its final 3D breaths.