Cover girls:

Cover my world: On Monday, the New York Times’ David Carr looks at the diversity of models appearing on magazine covers.


A survey of 471 covers from 31 magazines published in 2002 — an array of men’s and women’s magazines, entertainment publications and teenagers’ magazines — conducted two weeks ago by The New York Times found that about one in five depicted minority members. Five years ago, according to the survey, which examined all the covers of those 31 magazines back through 1998, the figure was only 12.7 percent. And fashion magazines have more than doubled their use of nonwhite cover subjects.

The article includes an interesting set of charts that trace five years of minority appearances on the covers of several big-circ magazines.