And the Magazine of the Year goes to…

Glamour?  Really?  The American Society of Magazine Editors hosted their annual National Magazine Awards and completely overlooked fashion magazines.  Vogue was only nominated once, for Photography/Print, and they ended up losing to Vanity Fair.   Elle, the Number One Women’s Magazine in the country, wasn’t nominated for anything! And then to give Glamour the Magazine of the Year is completely insane.  What they think the magazine did to deserve the highest honor is beyond me.

It’s flashy and celebrity driven.  It focuses on trends and “What’s Hot” instead of fashion, or at least high-end fashion.  And their editorials, if you can call them that, are not up to the standard that has been set by real fashion magazines.  They had so many great magazines to chose from like, Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, W, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and many others but instead this esteemed group of individuals chose a tacky, cliche mass market magazine that writes about “What Men Really Think” and “8 Foods that Make you more Beautiful.”  I am really disappointed that of all the brilliant magazines they could pick from they chose Glamour.  

A Recent Cover for Glamour

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2 responses to “And the Magazine of the Year goes to…

  1. Anonymous

    I disagree – Glamour is much more than a tacky, superficial magazine. It may seem that way on the surface, and sure, it does indulge readers in “what’s hot on celebrities,” but it’s a magazine with a good heart. It has a sense of humor and tells all women to feel good about themselves. Their inclusion of models of all sizes is honorable, and their stories are about things that a lot of women actually encounter in their everyday lives. Fashion magazines are great, but does it make you feel any better about yourself to look at pictures of clothes that you’ll probably never be able to afford? At the end of the day, I’d rather put down a magazine and feel entertained and uplifted, but also like I’m not alone in what I deal with on a day-to-day basis.

  2. I will admit that you have a point. Glamour is entertaining and I’m sure at times it has a “good heart.” But that should not constitute Magazine of the Year in my opinion. That award should not go to a fluffy low end fashion magazine it should go to one with incredible journalism and amazing photographs.

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