Saturday, October 11, 2008

RIP CosmoGirl (Or Shitfuckshit, part 3, but I don't want to know how many parts this is gonna have)

Oyyyyyy.

I've only read a few issues of CosmoGirl. When the mag came out, I was already done with teen magazines and was moving on to bigger and better things, like the real Cosmopolitan and then other magazines after finding out that those 101 sex tips can be made up by a monkey. A horny and crazy monkey, with a bit of taste in fashion too.

But it's not about the magazine itself, but what its closing represents: more laid off workers, fewer job opportunities, and crappy crappy times. Crap crap crap. Make it stop!

CosmoGirl is a part of magazine history too. When Atoosa Rubenstein, at the time a fashion editor at Cosmopolitan, pitched CosmoGirl to Cathie Black at Hearst, this lead to Atoosa becoming the youngest editor-in-chief in Hearst history. I may not have agreed with her views on certain things (like the sexualization of teens and all that fluff in magazine favored over substance), and she did kind of act loopy while on America's Next Top Model, and holy crap seeing her intimidated me like I couldn't believe, but I had maaadd respect for Atoosa because of what she achieved. I could only hope to achieve something like that.

Bah.

Did I pick the wrong time to pursue magazine journalism?

Bah.

Bahhhhhhh.

1 comment:

Brian said...

These times are tough, but I'm sure you can find something. Would you be willing to change careers?

If worst comes to worst, publish a book of your witty quotes. NYTimes bestseller material right there.