Steve Kulp

a GOOD magazine

In awesome, design, news on October 23, 2006 at 8:52 am


There’s been some media coverage surrounding the launch of GOOD Magazine, but not nearly enough, as far as I’m concerned. I picked up the premiere issue the other day, and am thoroughly impressed.

In the pages of its first issue, GOOD takes on some big issues, the biggest being our collective love/hate affair with America. Great minds like James Surowiecki and Neal Pollack join in the debate, offering their unique perspective on what it means to be an American in this day and age. On a lighter note, GOOD also tells you how to buy a US senator, tracks the fame and fortune of Paris Hilton and introduces you to 8 individuals who are trying to change the world.

While other magazines take on similar subject manner, the beauty of GOOD is that is does so without being too abrasive or self-righteous. It may be a bit snarky at times, and even I can’t deny that it leans to the left a little. Such minor “faults” can’t diminish the importance of attempting to make its readers stop and think about what really matters.

Putting their money where their mouth is, GOOD has also pledged all of the proceeds from charter subscriptions to charity. Better yet, you get to choose the charity to which your $20 goes.

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  1. I love Good too (here’s my six year old’s take on it from 9.28: http://sadpony.wordpress.com/2006/09/28/good-is-great/

    Since you bring a much wiser perspective and experience from the journalism side than I do from the ILS side, do you know of any another mags that take the Creative Commons approach for their contributors? I have been trying to dig around for other examples, but am not that successful so far in my search, meaning Good is either a trailblazer in that regard, or I am a horrible searcher.

  2. I love good, too. My four year old’s perspective is at http://sadpony.wordpress.com/2006/09/28/good-is-great.

    It was the first example of a magazine I have encountered embracing the Creative Commons approach for contributors.

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