Batter up! Des Moines Register sex issue’s got juice

Outgoing Indianapolis Star Publisher Babs “Dominatrix” Henry isn’t the only one pitching kinky sex in Gannettland. “Check out the Des Moines Register‘s alternative weekly, Juice,” a reader says. “This week’s Sex Issue includes the usual extremely explicit Q&A about sex, but also the ‘sex diaries’ of some anonymous local women and a photo gallery of the cover-photo models in various positions and states of undress. And all of this is promoted, of course, on the Des Moines Register‘s home page — not just on the Juice site.” Plus: there’s a sex survey!

I wonder what the Cowles family is thinking?

Earlier: Rochester’s Kane named new Indy Star publisher. Plus: Ooh, la, lah! Rochester ‘threesome’ a surprise hit

[Photos: Register; Peak Agency models Jordan Nemitz and Jamie Struve, both 24, struck some sexy poses at a local diamond]


17 Responses to “Batter up! Des Moines Register sex issue’s got juice”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Velocity weekly in Louisville did the same issue earlier this year. In fact, a large share of the site’s page views come from photo galleries of scantily clad women in local night clubs.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Yes, YES, YES…This is all the brain child of MILF Hollingsworth!!!

    She is hot!!!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    hollingsworth is a piece of work!!! THis is all her baby. Typical!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    MILF Hollingsworth!!!

    We all love our Little Laura H here in Des Moines.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Please translate for the clueless among you … MILF?
    Missing in Left Field?

  6. Anonymous Says:

    The Sex Issue in Juice has been around for a while now — certainly before Hollingsworth became publisher.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    The dirty little secret of Gannett newspaper web site (one of the dirty little secrets anyway) is that a large slice of the daily page views are for photo galleries of nonsense of all sorts, including scantily clad women and drunken frat boys at local nightclubs.

    That and sports drive traffic. News is of less importance.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Google “MILF” and it will define it for you!

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Googled …
    Double ECK!
    too crude and lewd … shame on you!

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Rochester’s young-person-oriented insider magazine had a MILF cover story for Mother’s Day. A definition of MILF was not included, but readers got the idea.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    I personally like the dude better! Good idea, our site needs to do an issue like this!!!

  12. Jim Hopkins Says:

    @1:26 p.m.: Ditto!

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Double Ditto

  14. Anonymous Says:

    In this particular context, I believe MILF more accurate translates to “Manager I’d Like to Fire.”

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Ah yes, so now we see what constitutes “innovation” within Gannett (so amply praised in other parts of this blog) — forget the watchdog function, forget the Pulitzer — take everything down market, become a cheap imitation of Penthouse Forum!

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Lighten up people. You KNOW you all read the sex issues in your markets, let’s be honest. I found several of the stories to be interesting and a couple to be downright hilarious. Don’t be such old foggies. (sp) Peace out.

  17. Rottenchester Says:

    Last week Rochester Insider had a bikini edition.

    I don't care if Gannett uses MILFs or bikinis to sell papers, it's not a new or shocking strategy. But the D&C's editorial pages are constantly inveighing against the "coarsening of our culture". Don't lecture me if that's how you're making your paycheck.

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