This article demonstrates that in 2011 women were being published less than men in the magazine industry, but of course not women’s magazines. However, men are starting to write for women’s magazines with their views and ideas to help women learn more about the opposite sex.
Eichler, Alex. “How Women’s Magazines (Very Briefly) Make Women Feel Better About Their Bodies Before Hurting Their Self-Esteem.” The Atlantic Wire. The Atlantic Wire, 11 Apr. 2011. Web. 05 Apr. 2012. http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2011/04/how-womens-magazines-very-briefly-make-women-feel-better-about-their-bodies/36552/.
A study was released by Ohio State University expressing women have an increased self confidence in their bodies and appearance after reading and looking through magazines, however these women are taking drastic health steps and diets to become an idea of the women in the magazines.
MANDARA, ANI. “Allure Mag Selects Affordable, Awesome Products.” ABC News. ABC News Network, 04 Oct. 2010. Web. 05 Apr. 2012. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/BeautySecrets/best-beauty-products-allure-magazine/story?id=11778284.
This is a clip from Good Morning America about the best beauty products. Allure Magazine annually puts out a list of the best beauty products for women to buy and use. A marketing scheme to inform the readers they need to buy these items to be beautiful.
999Sugarplum999. “Look Closer- Women’s Magazine Covers.” YouTube. YouTube, 09 June 2008. Web. 05 Apr. 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcU6pWRyoTI.
A Youtube Clip showing statistics of women and how the magazine industry is affecting their lives.
Picariello, Gary. “Why Do Magazines Ignore the 40 and Older Demographic?” Yahoo! Contributor Network. Yahoo!, 30 Dec. 2006. Web. 05 Apr. 2012. http://voices.yahoo.com/why-magazines-ignore-40-older-demographic-146297.html.
An analysis of how womens magazines are ignoring the older demographic. Magazines tend to focus on the 18-34 demographic of women but women in their forty’s, who have steady jobs and finances, are being ignored by these magazines as consumers. Using old data the author demonstrates how the 40-55 demographic of women are using social media more and are still mainstream audience.
“Fact – 2011/12 MPA Magazine Media Factbook – The Association of Magazine Media.” MPA – The Association of Magazine Media (formerly Magazine Publishers of America). Magazine Media Association, 2011. Web. 05 Apr. 2012. http://www.magazine.org/advertising/magazine-media-factbook/factplus.html.
Some statistics from the Magazine media webpage about the magazine industry as a whole for 2011-2012.
Rosner, Hillary. “Their So-Called Journalism, or What I Saw at the Womenâs Mags.” Their So-Called Journalism, or What I Saw at the Womenâs Mags. PLOS Blogs, 9 Feb. 2012. Web. 05 Apr. 2012. http://blogs.plos.org/toothandclaw/2012/02/09/their-so-called-journalism-or-what-i-saw-at-the-womens-mags/.
A very strong blog post by a freelance journalist tackling the idea that women’s magazines fail to cover the hard hitting stories, real topics other than diet and sex tips, or beauty products of the month. She has solid sources of her friends being freelance journalist for these womens magazines and talks about their experiences in the business.
Vasquez, Diego. “Media Life Magazine – What’s behind Magazines’ Circ Issues.” Media Life Magazine. PBS, 9 Aug. 2011. Web. 05 Apr. 2012. http://www.medialifemagazine.com/artman2/publish/Magazines_22/What-s-behind-magazines-circ-issues.asp.
An article discussing the recent changes in the magazine industry with the internet becoming a main medium of information and publishing for magazines and newspapers. Newsstands sales have dropped over recent years and the way the industry is trying to handle it and make sure they keep their readership steady.
Tony Skaggs, et al. “Are We There Yet?.” Newsweek 155.13 (2010): 42-46. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 Apr. 2012.
The author analyzes how in the past decade women have progressed in the work force and in their professional attitudes such as college degrees, internships, and going out there to get a job. However, women are still being oppressed in the media industry such as sexual harassment. Young women are still not using their voices and are not being heard by the capitalism society of America where men are the dominant ones and in more power.
Covert, Juanita J., and Travis L. Dixon. “A Changing View: Representation And Effects Of The Portrayal Of Women Of Color In Mainstream Women’s Magazines.” Communication Research 35.2 (2008): 232-256. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 Apr. 2012.
Research from 1999-2004 that shows the representations of colored women in mainstream women’s magazines compared against the census statistics about colored women in American society. Articles representing counter stereotypical colored women improved ideas of these women in the workforce but only for white females.
Moeran, Brian. “More Than Just A Fashion Magazine.” Current Sociology 54.5 (2006): 725-744. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 Apr. 2012.
This article explores the innner workings of a women’s fashion magazine between the staff and audience and how it all connects.
Missafroglitz. “Frustrated with Women’s Magazines.” YouTube. YouTube, 12 Sept. 2011. Web. 05 Apr. 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rm34Fm8cF0.
The cartoon video shows what the viewer would like the women magazine industry to look like in the future rather than the simple cliche of editors being in charge of the content, pushing fashion and beauty products down our throat until they reach our wallets, and celebrities being on the cover. The video also promotes their kickstarter campaign of more diverse women in these magazines.
Chocchipfox. “Adam Hills – Magazines.” YouTube. YouTube, 08 Jan. 2008. Web. 05 Apr. 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-o3go0Fl-w.
Australian Comedian Adam Hill discusses womens magazines and how awful they are in a comedic way. He discusses how he knows women who work in the industry and advertisers will not sell or buy into the magazine because they want to sell their ideal way of beauty and fashion products. He discusses that men and women need to know that those women in magazines are not dressed or looking that specific way.
Sauers, Jenna. “The Real Reason Women’s Magazines Suck // Current TV.” Current TV: Official Site. Current, 28 July 2009. Web. 05 Apr. 2012. http://current.com/1qsfq4c.
The author explores the culture of inside the women’s magazine industry with her friends who work in the industry and how strict and narrowed the stories that run in the magazines have to be.
Weissman, Jordan. “53% of Recent College Grads Are Jobless or Underemployed-How?” Yahoo! Finance. The Atlantic, 23 Apr. 2012. Web. 23 Apr. 2012. <http://finance.yahoo.com/news/53-recent-college-grads-jobless-190622930.html>
A job outlook for college graduates with Bachelor Degrees from a college education is bleak for 2012 graduates. The Associated Press released this weekend that 53% of college graduates do not have a job or are working in jobs where they are underemployed such as food services or hotel jobs. Not a good outlook with college loan debt increasing to one trillion dollars this year.
ED 2010. “Salary Reports.” Ed2010™. Web. 23 Apr. 2012. <http://www.ed2010.com/jobs/salary-reports/list>.
Employees in the Magazine industry in American can publish their salaries and benefits to a website anonymously for other prospective individuals can learn the salary of their future career.
Gracie. “It’s All Relative.” : Cosmopolitan Magazine. Blogger, 21 Sept. 2009. Web. 23 Apr. 2012. <http://sassandclass.blogspot.com/2009/09/cosmopolitan-magazine-friend-or-foe-of.html>.
This blogger explores if the magazine industry is pro feminism or against it. She discusses certain stereotypes of being associated with specific magazines and gender roles. She explores that these magazines struggle to find a happy medium for advertisers and appropriated representations for the audience
Frenemy, The. “17 Things Every Women’s Magazine Will Tell You (That You Should Ignore).” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 12 Feb. 2010. Web. 23 Apr. 2012. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-frenemy/womens-magazines_b_746996.html>
Sassy take on the women’s magazines being a frenemy to women rather than their friend. The slideshow explores the 17 ways magazines attract their readers.
“Could YouTube Replace Women’s Magazines.” Mashable. International Journalists Network, 20 Apr. 2012. Web. <mashable.com/2012/04/20/youtube-womens-magazines/>.
Hearst Magazines released a YouTube Channel for some of their popular magazines such as Cosmopolition, Marie Claire, and Good Housekeeping. The content that is represented in the magazines may be translated in the youtube video channel.
Turner, Page. “The Changing Face of Women’s Magazines.” Yahoo! Contributor Network. Yahoo!, 5 Aug. 2009. Web. 28 Apr. 2012. <http://voices.yahoo.com/the-changing-face-womens-magazines-3805976.html>
The author explores another womens journey to show the reality in a women’s magazine