I was interviewed on May 12 by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for a story on TIME magazine’s breastfeeding cover.
Here are some of my quotes:
Samir Husni, director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi, dismissed criticism voiced in some circles that Time had used sensationalism to spur attention.
“What’s wrong with a sensational cover if it’s based on fact? This is a factual mom, a factual kid, a real down-to-earth story. It’s reality. When was the last time a magazine created such a conversation that wasn’t about a celebrity divorce or a political scandal?
“I love the cover. It was a brilliant move by the editors. Everyone is talking about it. They created the conversation that everyone is continuing.”