Tuesday, November 15, 2011

H. L. Mencken Vindicated -- Again!

#6 on the list.

Reality TV's Instant Stars Populate a Magazine.  (The New York Times, 11/14/2011)

Excerpt:  Reality Weekly will hit newsstands the first week in January, and it is priced to sell. At just $1.79 an issue it is, as the cover boasts, “Less money/More fun!”

Reality Weekly would appear to have both supply and demand working in its favor, despite a softening market for celebrity gossip magazines. The public has a hearty appetite for reality television that isn’t showing any signs of being sated. Reality shows continue to draw strong ratings and, in the case of the Kardashians and “Jersey Shore,” record audiences.

And with so many networks and cable channels producing some form of reality television — from CBS to the Style Network to the History Channel — there is a glut of material

1 comment:

Gerard said...

I subscribe to a couple gossip magazines, People and In Touch, but I wonder this will have much demand.