1. Monsters On Magazine Covers: A Quick History

    From The Protojournalist: Rolling Stone’s editors posted an explanatory note on the website version of its cover story on alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It began like this: “The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism.” True enough. Controversy sells. At least it used to.

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