Caitlyn Jenner and the power of the magazine cover ...


"Aside from Jenner’s story, though, there is an interesting insight pertaining to the media and photography that can be gleaned from all this: That magazines still have astonishing power to set the cultural agenda, even in the era of the Internet.

"It certainly helped that the Jenner cover photo was exceptionally beautiful, and that it was shot by a celebrated photographer. But beyond that was the force of photography itself to break through the clutter of words and pictures coming at information consumers from all sides, and the prominent position a magazine’s cover provides in the media fermament."

In this piece, David Shonauer asks if, in effect, print is dead. You might or might not be surprised by the answer. Read it, here.