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Is Celeb Profile Dead?

Matt Welch writes about the death of celebrity journalism in Reason. At last month's Reuters panel on celebrity and the media, I argued that the well-written celebrity profile had been killed by too-ardent publicity wrangling. Us editrix Janice Min added that she and the other weekly celeb mags had wrested back control. She has a point. But they're not writing anything. It's all about photos and gossip. What about the long-form profile? Welch is saying that the genre has been milked to death.

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