Marina Khidekel has been named the new deputy editor at Cosmopolitan, FishbowlNY reports. Ms. Khidekel comes over to the Hearst tower from Condé Nast, where she was a senior articles editor at Glamour and covered health.
Helen Gurley Brown, who gave single women across America a sense of liberation with her editorship of Cosmopolitan, has died at age 90.
All in the Family
An online petition asking Hearst Magazines to cover up Cosmopolitan’s racy cover lines got a surprising new spokeswoman last week: Victoria Hearst, the daughter of former Hearst Corp. chairman Randolph A. Hearst and younger sister of Patty and Anne.
Reached at home in Colorado, Ms. Hearst told Off the Record that the company should “have a moral compass and put it in an opaque bag and make it sold only to adults.”
It’s a proposition that’s unlikely to go over well with her relatives on the corporation’s board. Cosmo’s cover lines, though comically blunt (“Your Orgasm Guaranteed,” “Um, Vagina, Are You Okay Down There?”), help make it the best selling consumer magazine on American newsstands. But Ms. Hearst is accustomed to being a black sheep.
With the help of a $30 M. gift from longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Stanford University’s School of Engineering have established the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the two universities and the Hearst Corporation announced today.
The Institute is inspired by David Brown, Ms. Brown’s late husband, a former journalist, publisher, film and theater producer who graduated from both Stanford and Columbia Journalism School.
Just-shy-of-eighteen-year-old Dakota Fanning graces the all-pink cover of February’s Cosmopolitan.
The cover of the version that went out to advertisers (and the Observer) appears to have been edited to remove all mention of “mind-blowing” activity, which reportedly happens Read More
Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski has been given a monthly column at Cosmopolitan, the magazine announced today.
The column, which launches in the October issue, is called “Getting What You Want.” When that phrase appears on Cosmo covers it’s typically followed by “in bed” or “from your man,” but Ms. Brzezinski will write about “career confidence, empowerment, and getting ahead in the workplace,” according to the press release.
In the lobby of the Hollywood Life offices in a nondescript Midtown East office tower, a young writer in thigh-high lacy stockings, short-shorts and a black fedora importuned the receptionist for suggestions on what to eat for lunch.
“How about Mexican?” her friend offered.
“Perfect! But do you think they’d give me just the tortilla? Read More
So much happens each day in this town! How to keep it all straight? Time to test your memory!
–How is the apocryphal John Gotti movie getting press for the Gotti family? (Hint: it’s not by writing and filming a movie that you can pay money to go see!)
–What New York quasi-landmark Read More
“What about my job turns me on?” Hearst editorial director Ellen Levine asked herself as she delivered a lecture at the Columbia Journalism School last Thursday.
“I like to be around smart people,” she said without missing a beat. Ms. Levine’s first magazine job was at Hearst’s Cosmopolitan, so it’s no surprise she knows Read More
Hearst Magazines International has given the gift of infinitely recyclable sex advice to the Tibetan Buddhist, Central Asian country of Mongolia, reports the Times‘ Decoder blog.
What inspired this unlikely market entry? Louis Vuitton!
Duncan Edwards, chief executive of Hearst Magazines International, said Mongolia became an ideal place to expand Cosmopolitan as the country’s Read More