Elle’s Robbie Myers on Women’s Magazines and Serious Journalism

Can mags still be respected with 'sexy' cover lines?

There's been a lot of talk this week about the "seriousness" of women's magazines, which all started with a cover story from U.K. magazine Port hailing a "New Golden Age" of print media—one that, judging by the editors featured on Port’s cover, is being led exclusively by white, middle-aged males. In response, a debate has sprung up about whether women’s magazines are, in fact, capable of providing “serious journalism.” Elle editor in chief Robbie Myers used her August editor’s letter to explain that yes, in fact, they are. 

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