Morning Media Mix

NewspapersIn an article this morning in The New Republic, Jessica Grose considers the (generally incorrect) assumption that women’s magazines—Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire—don’t do serious journalism. Ms. Grose notes out that “women’s magazines have received zero ASME nominations for reporting in the past 30 years and zero ASME nominations for fiction in the past 20 years.” Not just wins, nominations. Unlike men’s magazines—GQ, Esquire—women’s magazines aren’t even allowed to compete with general-interest magazines like The New Yorker or The New Republic; rather, they’re shunted to their own category, “service and fashion magazines.” (TNR)

In less depressing media news:

CNET scored a major scoop over the weekend when they reported (incorrectly) that the National Security Administration could listen to Americans’ phone calls without a warrant. They later walked back the claim. (Talking Points Memo/ZDnet)

A Pew study found that there were five times as many media stories supportive of same-sex marriage as there were opposed to it. Over the weekend, a Columbia Journalism Review panel urged journalists to find and quote thoughtful opponents of same-sex marriage, not just extremists. (Associated Press/CJR)

Tony Dokoupil, senior writer for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, is fleeing for NBCnews.com. (Huffington Post)

The Washington Post examines potential conflicts of interest between political reporters and members of the Obama administration. (Washington Post)

Martha Stewart Living is being redesigned to emphasize shorter features. Its editor-in-chief, Pilar Guzman, tells the New York Times, “The days of 1,000 word front-of-book stories are over. (Times)

The Times deleted a quote from an Iranian man who said, “I hope The New York Times building burns down,” after first publishing it. (Huffington Post)