Press: Geo Goes Upbeat-and Uptown

Under Editor Paige Reuse, the world will be a neater place

Geo was never the kind of magazine that Architectural Digest Editor in Chief Paige Rense wanted around the house. It was glossy and expensive ($4 per copy) all right, but it was also depressing. Too many images of death, disease and disaster. "Pictures of animals being slaughtered," she shudders. No dream houses on fantasy islands. All that is about to change. After two years and about $30 million in losses, the German publishers Gruner & Jahr have just peddled the monthly Geo (circ. 256,000) to Los Angeles-based Knapp Communications, which...

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