In the latest edition of The Atlantic Wire’s “Media Diet” series, Cindi Leive — the editor-in-chief of Glamour for the past 12 years — discusses what she reads, and The New York Times emerges as the clear favorite. Leive says she peruses the Times first thing in the morning, and that having the paper delivered is “one of those things that tells me I’m a grownup with a real home,” which is endearing.
Leive also checks Twitter a lot (she follows The Cut, The Atlantic, WWD and many more) and subscribes to The New Yorker and New York. Other titles she mentions include National Geographic, 10, EW, People and Harvard Business Review.
Aside from Twitter, Leive’s other online obsession is Instagram. She describes the social network as good and bad. “I think it’s completely addictive and if you spend a lot of time on Instagram you’re very aware of the self-conscious way people portray themselves,” Leive tells The Atlantic Wire. “In general it’s 80 percent love, 20 percent hate. There’s that eye-roll reaction that kicks in sometimes. We all dress ourselves up for Instagram a little bit.”