Originally Posted by xianfox
The lack of photos is likely due to licensing issues from AP and Reuters. The company I work for publishes a bi-weekly magazine. I generate .mobi and .lit for each issue without images due to the high cost AP wants for licensing those images for electronic distribution. Until emagazines and enewspapers begin generating significant revenue I wouldn't look for images to be included in these publications.
I suspect you are right. I subscribe to Reader's Digest on the Kindle and there are a fair number of images in each issue. Of course, I also subscribe to Fortune and I don't think I've ever seen a single image in it.