Biography Magazine Is Recipient of 1st Annual 'Good Gossip Award' - Award Was Presented to Magazine for Using the Power of Gossip for Good -

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from A&E Television Network

    NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Biography Magazine editor in chief and
 general manager Paulette McLeod has announced that the magazine was chosen as
 a recipient of the first annual "Good Gossip Award" from Enlightenment
 Enterprises.  One of six national winners and the only media outlet to receive
 the award, Biography was selected for "continually publishing articles which
 break stereotypes about people in need and in trouble."
     The magazine was recognized for "good gossip" in the year 2000, a point of
 pride for McLeod, who spearheaded the development of Biography, a spin-off
 from A&E's popular television show.  She says, "We're different from other
 celebrity journalism titles because we combine entertainment with history and
 pop culture.  Our magazine speaks the way our parent brand speaks, with a fair
 type of journalism -- and readers are hungry for it."  She believes that one
 of the reasons for Biography's success is that people are tired of
 tabloid-style reporting, and want factual details instead of pure fluff.
 
     Biography Magazine is owned by A&E Television Network, a joint venture of
 The Hearst Corporation, ABC, Inc. and NBC.  With a readership of over three
 million, the four year-old entertainment-oriented publication has garnered a
 tremendous and loyal following, as well as numerous accolades.  These include
 Adweek's annual Top 10 list, Capell's annual Top 10 Circulation Performers and
 the Library Journal's 10 Best, among others.
 
 

SOURCE A&E Television Network
    NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Biography Magazine editor in chief and
 general manager Paulette McLeod has announced that the magazine was chosen as
 a recipient of the first annual "Good Gossip Award" from Enlightenment
 Enterprises.  One of six national winners and the only media outlet to receive
 the award, Biography was selected for "continually publishing articles which
 break stereotypes about people in need and in trouble."
     The magazine was recognized for "good gossip" in the year 2000, a point of
 pride for McLeod, who spearheaded the development of Biography, a spin-off
 from A&E's popular television show.  She says, "We're different from other
 celebrity journalism titles because we combine entertainment with history and
 pop culture.  Our magazine speaks the way our parent brand speaks, with a fair
 type of journalism -- and readers are hungry for it."  She believes that one
 of the reasons for Biography's success is that people are tired of
 tabloid-style reporting, and want factual details instead of pure fluff.
 
     Biography Magazine is owned by A&E Television Network, a joint venture of
 The Hearst Corporation, ABC, Inc. and NBC.  With a readership of over three
 million, the four year-old entertainment-oriented publication has garnered a
 tremendous and loyal following, as well as numerous accolades.  These include
 Adweek's annual Top 10 list, Capell's annual Top 10 Circulation Performers and
 the Library Journal's 10 Best, among others.
 
 SOURCE  A&E Television Network