Magazines, like newspapers, have become an integral part of the media. Only they are much better and more interesting read, the format is more convenient and there is the possibility of placing glossy pictures. Modern magazines tell about the richest people, about celebrities and models. There you can find out about fashionable clothes, about recipes and about novelties of technology, the book market.
Magazines do not come out as often as newspapers, so the operability goes to a different plan. But there is an opportunity to highlight events in detail, to conduct an analysis, to take an extensive interview. Magazines in the world are very popular, leaving millions of copies. The popularity of them is not only based on the fact that they decorate the supermarket showcases or seduce pensioners with discounts. We will tell below and the most popular magazines in the world.
As the name implies, the magazine tells about the news that happened in a week. There are articles, discussions and opinions of the most authoritative experts on the events that took place. It seems that this format should be boring, because it is not for fans of fashion or entertainment. Nevertheless, the publication is trying to seriously talk about news in the world, attracting smart readers. The magazine chooses the most pressing questions, engaging in their discussion. In other words, this is a special and qualitative information paper bulletin. Also in Newsweek you can find news from the world of show business. And the magazine was founded in 1933 by the former editor of Time, Thomas Martin, leaving in the same format. Since 1937 the editorial board of the authoritative edition “Today” has joined the magazine. The headquarters of the magazine is in New York, there are also foreign publications, published in 7 languages. Despite a high circulation of 3.16 million copies, Newsweek is a loss-making enterprise. In 2009, he was acquired by billionaire Sidney Harman from the Washington Post.
This monthly magazine is published since 1953. Issue it was Hugh Heffner, who based on his popular brainchild built an entire fun empire for adults with the publishing house at the base. Thanks to Playboy, simple men and even teenagers have an easy opportunity to touch the world of sex and beauty. The pages of the magazine are given to half-dressed beauties. Even the stars – Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Pamela Anderson, Cindy Crawford – were considered honor to play in Playboy. The magic of the magazine is that it satisfies the deep male instincts. Also Playboy publishes interviews with celebrities and stories of the most famous writers. In different years, the pages of the magazine published works by Arthur Clarke, Jan Fleming, Stephen King and Stanislaw Lem. Hugh Heffner himself says that he never considered his magazine devoted to sex. It is a publication about the way of life, where sex is really important. The magazine uses beautiful girls as a way to attract. Inside, the reader is invited to see how the world can become tomorrow. It is no coincidence that Playboy gave his views to Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro, Yasser Arafat and John Lennon. A popular magazine is published in more than 40 countries. At the same time, beauties and heroes change, but there remains a unique playful style of Playboy. The total circulation of the edition is 3.215 million copies.
It is said that this magazine fully reveals the interests of people. One can even say that he “spies” behind us to learn something interesting from our life. This American weekly has made a name for itself, coming up with various interesting ratings. It can be “the best dressed star”, “the best cook of the world”. The journal is generally focused on all the main areas of human life. And the first issue of the magazine was published in 1974, the publishing house is engaged in Time Inc. Particular emphasis is placed on the life of celebrities. From 1998 to 2006 there was also a youth version of the magazine Teen People. And among the nominations the most prestigious is “the sexiest man”. It was twice excelled George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp.The total circulation of the weekly is 3.625 million copies.
It is considered a good idea to have this magazine in any library, in every good office or educational class on business. It may seem surprising that BusinessWeek has such a high popularity. After all, the events of the business world and their analysis are rather boring for the average person. But the magazine is famous for its bold and frank articles, preserving its own opinion. Many companies trust the research of this business publication and its authority. Several pages are devoted to the way politics affects the business world. A true entrepreneur should not miss such a magazine. In a year there are 57 numbers, the general circulation of the edition makes almost one million copies. And BusinessWeek reads about 5.6 million people. And the magazine began to be issued in 1929. The editor-in-chief was Malcolm Moore, who at that time headed McGraw-Hill. Since 1988, BusinessWeek has begun to publish a rating of American MBA business schools. Since 2005, the publication has begun to reduce its European and Asian options. The magazine will be published in a single version and will become global for the whole world. The Russian edition was closed in 2008.
Ladies’s Home Journal.
Any American housewife, in addition to tons of literature with recipes for cooking, has in her arsenal this magazine. He is the leading edition for women, telling about everything that interests them. These are the secrets of beauty, relationships, fashion, food, animals and games, children and sex. The history of the magazine dates back to 1883. It was originally only a supplement to the publication of the Tribune and Farmer. The editor’s wife, Louise Knapp Curtis, led a new magazine for women. He quickly gained popularity, becoming the first American magazine with a circulation of more than a million copies in 1907. Ladies’s Home Journal, together with its competitors for the right to rule over women’s minds in America, united under the name “7 sisters”. The highest peak of the magazine came in the 1960s, when its circulation was 6.8 million copies. The popularity of the magazine is based on low subscription costs, which is offset by advertising. In a year 11 numbers are issued. And the general circulation for today makes 3,26 million copies.
This magazine is the most popular in the US with a circulation of 3.4 million copies. The weekly gives the news that you want to know by filtering out what’s not needed. The magazine is called a genius, because it turned into a platform for the most discussed events in the world. TIME tells about the most famous personalities, gives an opportunity to discuss the hottest topics. The magazine also sums up the ratings of people at certain intervals (years, centuries). It is TIME in the person of its editor-in-chief that determines the person of the year. At different times, they became Hitler and Stalin, Gorbachev and Zuckerberg, also used collective images – an American soldier or a protestor. The magazine has a corporate format – compressed articles tell about the most important events of the week in the field of politics, business, sport, law, religion, art. The history of the creation of the journal dates back to 1923. Issue this edition decided students Henry Lewis and Brighton Haden at a secret meeting of the organization “Skull and Bones” of Yale University. Today TIME is the foundation of the world’s largest media holding Time Warner. Its versions are also published in Europe (London), Asia (Hong Kong) and Australia (Sydney).
Humorists advise a man that if after a long day in the office of the house an angry wife is waiting for you, then you need to go to the supermarket and buy this magazine. The award will be the long silence of the enthusiastic wife. The magazine contains the ideas of home decor, advice about relationships and ways of life. Women learn the secrets of style, nutrition and beauty. The weekly is a member of the Seven Sisters. The American edition was issued in 1931 as a free collection of recipes and menu planning.It was planned that the customers will, thanks to the publication, purchase more food and goods in grocery stores. In 1936, with the opening of the first modern supermarket in Pennsylvania, the magazine was sold for 2 cents, now it has significantly expanded the subject. Now in it there are tips for caring for children, embroidery, a healthy lifestyle and economics. Initially, the magazine was sold exclusively in the A @ P supermarket chain, until it was sold to the Fawcett publishing house in 1958. The highest circulation of the publication was recorded in 1965. Then sold 6.5 million Women’s Day. Today, the circulation is more modest – 3.8 million copies. The magazine is published monthly, its audience is more than 22 million people. Only the Women’s Day site is visited daily by about 70 thousand people.
The Americans decided to respond to specialized women’s magazines. This edition is intended for the whole family. The main part of the magazine is devoted to talking about holidays, food and decor, style, beauty and fashion, pets and charity. In short, the information will be interesting to the whole family. The magazine can be read endlessly, as it concerns not only young women, but also their spouses. And especially for mothers and teenagers, even momster.com’s own social network was launched in 2009. “Circle of the family” is now 15 times a year with a circulation of 3.8 million copies. And for the first time the magazine appeared on the shelves of supermarkets in 1932, spreading in large retail chains. From 1971 to 1994, the edition was owned by The New York Times. This magazine is also a member of the “Seven Sisters”, also sponsoring the women’s tennis tournament in Charleston.
Better Homes and Gardens.
People want to know about the best houses and gardens much more than about politics or show business. If the house is chaotic, and the pool is dirty, you can do without calling the appropriate services. And this magazine will help, which will tell you what to do. It also contains culinary recipes and advice, house decorating ideas, articles about gardening, organizing entertainment and celebrations. The magazine will tell you about a healthy lifestyle and family relationships, as well as about caring for pets. The best editors from all over America create such an interesting and unique content. The magazine is published 12 times, and the publishing house Meredith Corporation is engaged in it. It was Edwin Meredith who founded the magazine in 1922, being Assistant President Wilson in the field of agriculture. The magazine has become so popular that today it is a brand that even sells home decor. In Australia, the magazine is sold since 1978, there is even a television show of the same name. The name of the popular magazine has been repeatedly mentioned in serials, songs and clips. The total circulation of the edition today exceeds 7.6 million copies.
A record among all magazines is the most common “Reader’s Digest.” This faithful companion of any person usually accompanies his meal, but satisfies the common interests. A simple magazine was so popular that it was bought more often than others. And the reason is simple – it alone has all the most interesting from different areas. In the digest you can find articles about health and recipes, interesting stories and anecdotes, there are also games to fill leisure. The magazine also produces a series of books under the brand name “Favorites from Reader’s Digest.” The main audience is educated elderly people. In many respects they provide an impressive circulation of 12 million copies. The global edition is published in 70 countries, reaching a circulation of 40 million. And this despite the fact that the format of the magazine is quite compact – it is smaller than most other magazines. This magazine was founded in 1922 by DeWitt Wallace and Lila Bella Wallace. Davitt, recovering from the wounds received in the First World War, decided to create a sample of his favorite articles on various issues. So this magazine was formed.From the very first release, he adheres to rather conservative views on political and social issues. However, the “Reader’s Digest” activity has recently been actively criticized, even reaching the courts. After all, the company actively promotes its products to older readers, often simply deceiving them about some winnings in the lottery.