Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

Rolling Stone‘s latest cover story is “a deeply reported account of the life and times of Boston bomber Jahar Tsarnaev.” The story itself is not yet available online, but so far the cover is getting a lot of buzz–it features a selfie-like headshot of the alleged bomber, all shaggy-haired like a 1970’s rockstar. Some  people chimed in on Twitter, noting that the portrait has echos of Jim Morrison. Personally, we thought it looked more young Bob Dylan. (Rolling StoneRolling Stone Boston Bomber cover

But do buzzy, viral covers really sell copies, anyway? Maybe not. Digiday looks into it but avoids mentioning Newsweek, which used to  practically be shorthand for buzzy covers. What a difference a year makes. (Digiday)

Speaking of Newsweek, The Daily Beast is launching a new weekend title called…Beast Weekend. We wish it was called “Weekend Beast,” but what can you do? (Capital)

Michael Klingensmith

Michael Klingensmith

Michael Klingensmith could be named the CEO of Time Inc. late this week or early next week. But then again, we’ve been waiting for Time Inc. to name a new CEO for a while so we aren’t exactly holding our breath. Keith Kelly calls the current publisher of The Minneapolis Star Tribune “a dead ringer for singer Art Garfunkel.”Maybe there is a little resemblance, but we think “dead ringer” is a bit of an overstatement. (The New York Post)

Jack Shafer makes the case for partisan journalists. (Reuters)