Newsweek‘s redesign bucks the trend, choosing to pursue more in-depth articles “We think you will make the time to read pieces that repay the effort,” Jon Meacham says in his Editor’s Desk column instead of short newsy blurbs mimicking the Web. What better way to kick in the new era than with an article about…Paris Hilton?
The heiress is turning a new leaf. She’s cut her hair, moved to a gated community and changed her phone number. Now, the new-look Paris is a “serious actress. Serious philanthropist next month she’s going on a charity mission to Rwanda. Just plain serious.”
Of course, the “serious actress” is still followed around at all times by a camera she hired.
Hilton wants to use that footage to make a film about herself. “I love having everything documented,” she says. “It shows people what everyday life is like for me, how hard I work. There are a lot of misconceptions about me.”
There’s also talk of her charity trip to Rwanda serving as the basis for a new reality show called The Philanthropist, featuring do-gooder celebs “who rescue the world’s poor.”
The article is currently the No. 1 most viewed story on the site. There might be something to this new Newsweek after all.