Vanity Fair won't be printing its annual green issue this year, reasoning that environmental concerns are already ingrained in everyday news reporting. Condé Nast says the magazine will spread its coverage of the environment over the entire year. The company also admits that it wants to focus its attention on the economic crisis.
Not limiting green topics to a dedicated issue might signal a coup for environmental activists — their concerns are now taken seriously all year and treated like legitimate news.
Then again, the dedicated issues offered an opportunity for unique commentary and increased awareness. And recent surveys show that the public's sense of urgency surrounding global warming is melting away.
Perhaps forgoing the "green" issue suggests that it wasn't spawned by a passion for the environment, but rather by a desire to cover the "it" crisis. Do you think Vanity Fair is making the right move?