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The Depiction of Women in Fitness Magazines

- Conventional women’s magazines including fitness magazines have traditionally fallen short of providing empowering images of women in articles and advertisements. In the 1980s, fitness magazines catering to females were launched for fitness oriented women (Hardin et al 105). Magazines that were targeted at women’s fitness were analyzed regarding how they portray women in not only articles but advertisements as well. Oxygen, Self and Shape are all fitness magazines that provide articles and images of women regarding fitness and health....   [tags: Health & Fitness]

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Language Change in Humor Magazines

- A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y. I love the vowels. And the consonants… Europe, Asia, I think Gilligan’s Island was one of them. – Frank Caliendo impersonating George Bush Language is our gateway to understanding the world around us, but it is always evolving; the words we use everyday are constantly changing. Since the mid 20th century, some terms common to that time have either dropped off or have evolved to mean something different than its original intent. However, language that is used for a different areas evolve in different ways....   [tags: Language ]

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Are Gender Stereotypes Perpetuated in Children's Magazines?

- Introduction ‘Femininity is associated with traits such as emotionality, prudence, co-operation, a communal sense, and compliance. Masculinity tends to be associated with such traits as rationality, efficiency, competition, individualism and ruthlessness.’ [1] Despite many changes in equality and social attitudes, gender stereotypes are still common in society and in the English language in general. Children as young as 3 years old start to show signs of gender stereotyping (Martin & Little, 1990)....   [tags: femininity, masculinity, gender differences]

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Gender Portrayals Of Women 's Magazines

- ... As the article points; “Culture is a significant factor to consider when transferring an advertising strategy across borders because communication styles are closely related to cultural norms” (Hong, Muderrisoglu, & Zinkhan, 1987). In short the change in the models ' race/ethnics to picture beauty, changes the traditional and cultural values in that era. The second article; The Construction of Masculinity: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Men’s Lifestyle Magazine Advertisements, endorses the statics of men 's roles portrayals and masculinities in the magazines advertisements in Taiwan, China and U.S....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Gender role, China]

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Fiction in Magazines

- Fiction in Magazines In developing a discussion on magazine fiction, it is first necessary to develop strong reasoning as to why this is a relevant topic at all. If one is to discuss fiction in books, which many people have, why does the subject of magazine fiction even have to be brought up. Aren't the two of them one and the same. The answer to this is no. It is true that magazine fiction and book fiction have much in common, but they have many differences as well. For instance, the medium itself is cause for much difference....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Advertisement in Magazines

- While turning the pages of the January 2010 Seventeen magazine, suddenly a lustrous, dripping image catches one’s eye. Looking closer at the image, the person’s curiosity races and wonders: What is that. Glossy swirls and fruit-like colors begin to put the images into perspective. It is the new SHINEsensational lip gloss by Maybelline. Placing the lip gloss in Seventeen magazine promotes that it is affordable and unique, two product characteristics that Seventeen magazine is known for. Typically Seventeen magazine reaches towards teen females who are interested in beauty and relationships....   [tags: Techniques, Placement, Paper]

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Judging Women by the Covers of Their Magazines

- Judging Women by the Covers of Their Magazines I believe that the answer to this question is no, we should not judge women by their covers of their magazines. Looking at the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, a world-wide, best-selling magazine, all I see is headlines relating to fashion, celebrities, seduction and beauty designed to tempt the so-called modern women of today to buy this magazine over others. Even though I am thinking I have seen all of this before, I still find myself wanting to know the secrets that the front cover promises, but why....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of the Representation of Women in Magazines

- Analysis of the Representation of Women in Magazines In this essay, I am going to analyse how girls and women are represented in a range of magazines. Depending on the target audience, the contents of the magazine differs. This essay will look and describe the differences between the magazines and why they are there. The age groups and magazines I will be examining are; teenage with the magazine ‘Sneak,’ twenty something's with the magazine ‘Glamour,’ and middle aged with the magazine ‘Women’s Own.’ I will give a general overview of each target audience and what is represented....   [tags: Papers]

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Standards of Beauty Depicted in Magazines

- Standards of Beauty Depicted in Magazines Body image is an important concept in many adolescent and young adult minds. To have a positive body image is to know that you are beautiful. To be beautiful is to reach the standards of beauty in society. However, society is constantly changing those standards as time goes by. Many young men and women strive to reach the positive, even if it means their health, money, and mind. They have the media, such as magazines to thank for these wonderful standards....   [tags: Media]

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Women 's Magazines And Its Impact On Society

- ... Their sole purpose is to persuade people to undergo medically unnecessary invasive procedures in order to boost profits. By portraying surgery as quick and easy they recklessly trivialise risks that include post operative infection, blood clots and, in rare cases, death.” Plastic surgery is beginning to become more mainstream in the 21st century. The people you see on social media that look young with full lips, no wrinkles and a beautifully shaped nose often have had cosmetic surgery and in magazines those celebrities are in a way encouraging females that basically if they are not pleased with how they look naturally it’s not bad to go under knife, because in the end you will look bette...   [tags: Physical attractiveness, Human physical appearance]

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The Content and Presentation of Teenage Magazines

- The Content and Presentation of Teenage Magazines Analyse and comment on the content and presentation, and the advertising of the Summer 2004 issue of Elle Girl magazine. Examine the relationship between features and the advertising in the magazine and consider in particular how this magazine tries to persuade young women to buy fashion and beauty products. Elle Girl is a magazine aimed at young teenage girls. It contains fashion tips, general life advice and articles about celebrities....   [tags: Papers]

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Teen Magazines' Negative Influence on the Teenage Society

- I open up the “hottest” teen magazines on the market; Allure, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and Teen Vogue are a few at the top. As I flip through the magazine this holiday season I see pages of clothes that only the rich can afford, pictures of half-naked people draped over each other, articles about horoscopes and editorials talking about which teen star is the sexiest. Fashion, makeup, men, sex, celebrities, and exercising are the most popular topics I see as I peruse these magazines. These popular magazines take no time to tell me how beautiful I am, but only tell me the hundreds of things I need to do to improve....   [tags: media]

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How Teenage Magazines Express the Post-feminism Culture

- Magazines offer many opportunities for teenagers to consider and investigate their sexuality. In particular, sexuality advices and stories in magazines enables teenagers to understand personal sexual issues or problems that they might be having in a healthier light. Post-feminism attitudes have become very popular in teenage magazines for both male and female readers, this is partly because prior to the feminism movement women were never seen as having much sexual desire for men and women generally didn’t feel comfortable expressing their sexual attributes or sexuality....   [tags: contributing to safe sex messages]

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Fashion Magazines and Body Image

- Fashion Magazines and Body Image Research indicates that exposure to thin ideal images in women's magazines is associated with heightened concerns for body shape and size in a number of young women, although the media's role in the psychopathology of body image disturbance is generally believed to be mediated by personality and socio-cultural factors. The purpose of this research study is to know and gather solid facts and reasons about fashion magazines affecting the teenagers’ body image in a form of research to self evaluation through careful accumulation of acceptable data and relevant resources for such data to be precise and spontaneous in its respected details to support...   [tags: Research Term Papers]

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Media 's Influence On Women 's Magazines

- ... Unconsciously generating this fixated desire to attain the exact figure of the women in the magazines and as blatant as the women in the magazines are nowhere near close to looking like the average woman in the streets. Women, of all age groups are compelled to still seek a fit, lean figure as portrayed in magazines and the first step that grasps the lusting minds of the hungry, is to diet. Now, the term diet can be ambiguous speaking generally, following that the term has a common notorious connotation that one must either take extremes to limiting carbohydrates by eating only greens or by cutting the calorie intake in half....   [tags: Nutrition, Hygiene, Woman, Carbohydrate]

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Magazines Are to be Read and Studies as Primary Source Documents

- ... Though the manner in which the authors voice this concern varies slightly, their approach is fundamentally the same, being rooted in an understanding that magazines are to be read and studied as primary source documents rather than as neutral vehicles of information, removed from the social and historical settings within which they were produced. Indispensible to the achievement of this goal is the diminution of what has heretofore been referred to as the “hole in the archive” (Latham and Scholes 520)....   [tags: culture, diversity, advertisements]

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Women Get Depressed by Looking at Fashion Magazines

- A recent psychological study revealed an astonishing truth about the media’s powerful impact on female self-esteem: Seventy percent of women feel depressed after looking at a fashion magazine for three minutes (Women’s Health, Taft College). The media’s excessive use of photoshopped models brainwashes females into believing that they must obtain impossible-to-reach beauty standards that lower their self-esteem, and the desire to fulfill such standards can cause potentially life-threatening mental disorders such as depression, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa....   [tags: female self-esteem, feelings]

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Is It Really Weird? The Lines Between Blogging And Magazines And Journalism

- ... This matters to those who would like to know more about who is doing well in this “industry” – the industry being popularity on Instagram – and who is being left out, or a theory known as the publics and the counterpublics. Another theory that came up during my research was the theory of produsage, coined by Axel Bruns. The theory states that, “Especially where what is produced is of an intangible, informational nature… the production of ideas takes place in a collaborative, participatory environment which breaks down the boundaries between producers and consumers and instead enables all participants to be users as well as producers of information and knowledge, or what I have come to ca...   [tags: Male, Female, Restaurant, Foodie]

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Comparing Rock Music Magazines

- Comparing Rock Music Magazines In the world of music media there are many different magazines for all types and genres of music. In this piece of coursework I shall be exploring the different elements that make up these magazines. In particular I shall be exploring (in basic language) rock music magazines. I have also chosen to compare 'Kerrang', which is a commercial magazine, to 'Terrorizer' which is not as well known but is still a popular magazine. Firstly we can see a difference in the two magazines without even opening a page....   [tags: Papers]

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British Magazines

- British Magazines The origins of magazines in Britain go back to the sixteenth century when book publishers saw business opportunities in producing low cost reading material which would have popular appeal and would attract the interest of the wider public. With the advancement in printing technologies and photography, single sheet pamphlets and cheaply bound books evolved into the glossy magazines of today....   [tags: Papers]

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Reviewing Magazines

- Reviewing Magazines National Geographic I am reviewing a monthly magazine called "The National Geographic". This monthly magazine is priced suitably at £3.50 per magazine or £30 for a yearly order. The title of the magazine "Then National Geographic" is likely to appeal to those who are interested in the geographical content and the Natural world and beyond. The price is very favourable as it allows all socio-economic groupings to purchase it. As the magazine doesn't depend on advertising it has become a well established informative magazine in its own right....   [tags: Papers]

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How the Representations of Women Differ in Men's Magazines Compared to Women's Magazines

- How the Representations of Women Differ in Men's Magazines Compared to Women's Magazines Hypothesis; Due to the changing roles of women, the media should reflect this in their representations. My intention is to find if there is a difference in the way women are portrayed in men’s magazines and women’s magazines. I would expect that men’s magazines would be more stereotypical of women (sex objects, domestic, vulnerable) whereas woman’s magazines would be more feminist (women power, independence)....   [tags: Papers]

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Impact of Pulp Magazines on American Culture

- Impact of Pulp Magazines on American Culture “The story is worth more than the paper it is printed on.” Frank Munsey’s words symbolized the history of the pulp magazine. Frank Munsey started the pulp magazine craze with his first magazine, the Argosy, in 1896. The Argosy was a revamping of his children’s magazine, the Golden Argosy, shifting its focus from children to adults. The Argosy offered large amounts of fiction for a low price, because these stories would be printed on cheap pulpwood scraps, thus gaining the name ‘pulp magazine’....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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Women's Fitness Magazines

- Fitness Magazines Women’s fitness magazines are supposed to inform females how to get fit and be healthy; however, they continuously send messages to women that they have to fit certain standards of flawless skin, sex appeal, and dangerously low amounts of body fat. Women in their twenties and thirties are feeling the pressure from society to conform to body images seen in magazines, such as Heidi Klum who is 5’9.5’’and 119lb, Carmen Kass who is 5’10.5’’ and 114lb, and Elsa Benitez who is 6’ and 125lb (Magazine Dimensions 153, 162) (   [tags: Media Women Body Image]

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Women's Misleading Magazines

- Women's Misleading Magazines I was flipping through some channels on the television set one day and came across a woman's talk show, "The View." It caught my attention when one of the hostesses asked the audience of mostly women to raise their hand if they thought they were truly beautiful. Much to my surprise the audience did not respond with very many show of hands. The hostess then introduced a study done by Dove, the makers of the body soap. Dove polled over 6,000 women from all over the country and only two percent of the women polled said they feel beautiful....   [tags: Media Self Image Beauty Advertisements Essays]

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Comparing Two Magazines

- Comparing Two Magazines For my compare and contrast essay, I have decided to compare two magazines in the financial and business world of entrepreneurs. The name of the first magazine is ” Small business opportunities” and the second magazine is “Entrepreneurs – Be your own boss” The theme of the first magazine is to highlight, how and what type of businesses to start and make money without putting in much of the hard work. The very first page of the magazine shows an absolute image of the man and women dressed up with lots of money and a road of success....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]

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A Comparison of Two Men's Weekly Magazines

- A Comparison of Two Men's Weekly Magazines January saw two publishing giants IPC and EMAP venture into the “no man’s land” of the magazine industry with the publication of two Men’s weekly magazines, intelligently titled Nuts (published by IPC) and Zoo (EMAP). Weekly magazines have traditionally been seen as a women’s arena, they are too “girly” with titles such as Chat and Heat being incredibly successful publications for the above two companies. It was felt that with tabloid newspapers such as The Sun, The Star and The Daily Sport there was no market for a men’s weekly magazine despite the surprise runaway success of the monthlies like FHM, Maxim and Loaded...   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating the Length of Words in Magazines and Newspapers

- Investigating the Length of Words in Magazines and Newspapers Introduction In this piece of coursework I am going to look at the differences between articles from newspapers and magazines. I will be looking at the length of the words in each of the articles to see which of them has the longest words. Plan I am going to take a 100 word article from both newspaper and magazine. The article that I have chosen from the newspaper is out of “The Evening Telegraph”. The article that I have chosen from the magazine is out of “Night & Day”....   [tags: Papers]

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Eating Disorders - Women's Magazines and Cinderella

- Women's Magazines and Cinderella      In the world today much of the literature aimed at the feminine audience keeps us trapped in the role of "Cinderella." We think of ourselves as the poor, helpless, and uncared for woman who needs to be saved. The covers, the advertisements, and most articles in women's magazines reinforce what it means to be an ideal woman in today's society.   Pick up most any feminine magazine in your grocery store today, and it will define for you what it to be feminine in the year 2000....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Comparing Magazines: Smash Hits and Select

- Comparing Magazines: Smash Hits and Select The title 'Smash Hits' suggests that the magazine is full of music and is full of the latest 'hits' from different bands and musical artists. The word 'smash' suggests that the magazine contains new releases from different artists. The title 'select' suggests that the reader would want to 'select' the magazine because there is a selection of music inside the magazine. Inside the word 'select' are the two words 'total stereo' which suggests that the magazine is full of everything to do with music....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Two Advertisements From Magazines

- Analysis of Two Advertisements From Magazines I have chosen adverts that are both aimed at teenagers, as this is the biggest market, and the one companies make most money from. As I am a teenager I can identify with the target audience and therefore decide whether the adverts successfully target their audiences. The two adverts I choose to analyse were very different; although they were both aimed at the same target audience, they used different persuasive techniques to attract and convince their audience to buy their product....   [tags: Papers]

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The New Social Movement

- ... How they use this information is key to grapping the attention of the readers and viewers of the media. To further understand the importance of these two approaches one must realize that “women were associated with powerless style whereas the typical male style was described as more powerful.” ((Holmes and Miriam, Pg.532) This all comes to a halt when seen through the eyes of readers in men’s lifestyle magazines. These publications give a snapshot of the modern male identity. Either by being a “mainstream vehicles for old-fashioned attitudes and 'soft porn' pleasures, or whether they are offering new models of male identity to modern men.” (Gaunlett, Pg.117) In comparison to women lifes...   [tags: magazines, communications]

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Media And Magazines Affect Our Personal View And Self Esteem

- ... We can only acquire the median numbers of only those girls in the study; The other young girls who are not reflected by this study. It is okay for her to choose the girls, though I personally think that she could have found bigger data analysis using girls from other region not just the West. The stereotype projected on this young girl 's’ tends to affect them physically and emotionally. As stated on the article, Social Comparison, Reflected Appraisals, “ The magazines gave advice on, and were perceived to help with, girls’ concerns about “fitting in” and being accepted by others” (Milkie 196)....   [tags: Sociology, Mass media, Reflection, Emotion]

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Media And Magazines Affect Our Personal View And Self Esteem

- ... We can only acquire the median numbers of only those girls in the study; The other young girls who are not reflected by this study. It is okay for her to choose the girls, though I personally think that she could have found bigger data analysis using girls from another region not just the West. The stereotype projected on this young girl 's tends to affect them physically and emotionally. As stated on the article, Social Comparison, Reflected Appraisals, “ The magazines gave advice on, and were perceived to help with, girls’ concerns about “fitting in” and being accepted by others” (Milkie 196)....   [tags: Sociology, Mass media, Reflection, Emotion]

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Though magazines and newspapers belong to the same category (printed

- Though magazines and newspapers belong to the same category (printed media), they can still fulfill totally different goals when it comes to advertising. The most Analysis of newspapers & magazines Introduction The intention of this assignment is to state the advantages and disadvantages of magazines and newspapers (printed media). As the advantages and disadvantages of both differ, we decided to separate the different media in order to get a clear overview of both types regarding marketing communications....   [tags: Business and Management Studies]

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It’s Time to Eliminate Online Pornographic Magazines

- It’s Time to Eliminate Online Pornographic Magazines Dating back to the 1700's, magazines have taken on many forms in which we know and read today. Magazines started to develop in the early 1700's at the same time as newspapers. Few magazines of that time were popular or long-lived. They covered weekly events, politics, and art. During that time magazines were read by the educated elite, and in the 1800's magazines were published for the general public and general interest. Over the years, magazines have evolved to what they are today....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Ad Bank Semiotic Analysis: Cosmopolitan and Maxim Magazines

- Ad Bank Semiotic Analysis: Cosmopolitan and Maxim Magazines In our house, we have a girls' bathroom and a boys' bathroom. When entering into the women's private sphere of the bathroom, one cannot help but notice the mountain of women's magazines on top of the toilet. Similarly, the men's bathroom has its share of men's magazines stacked in their domain of masculinity. This essay will take a look at the advertisements in these infamous periodicals, to attempt to gain a better understanding of their message(s), and their appeal....   [tags: Advertisements Compare Contrast Essays]

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A Comparison of the Length of Words Found in Magazines and Newspapers

- A Comparison of the Length of Words Found in Magazines and Newspapers I will be writing up a hypothesis comparing the length of words in magazines and newspapers. I also have to design and carry out an investigation to test my hypothesis. I will use both sources to see which one uses more length of words. My results will be shown in various formats i.e. bar charts, tally charts etc. Investigating further --------------------- I will be looking to see which of the two sources uses greater length in words....   [tags: Papers]

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Presentation of Idealised Lifestyles in Editorial and Advertisements of Magazines

- Presentation of Idealised Lifestyles in Editorial and Advertisements of Magazines The two magazines I have chosen to compare for this coursework are ‘Hello. Magazine, September 21st 2004’ and ‘Nuts Magazine, Thursday 1st October 2004’. I have decided on these two magazines because they are aimed at two greatly different audiences. ‘Hello. Magazine’ was first published to the public on the January of 1990. This was a time when ‘Hello!’ was more then just information of celebrities and their lifestyles....   [tags: Papers]

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The Publishing of Written Materials: Newspapers, Magazines and Books

- The Publishing of Written Materials: Newspapers, Magazines and Books Publishing as an industry is in constant dialogue - a true back and forth - with the surrounding culture commercially, technologically, and artistically. It has changed greatly since the early 1800's and particularly during the 1900's. These changes have occurred in relationship to evolving aspects of American life, and so the factors one must consider are many: literacy and compulsory education, legal ownership of the actual words to be published, modes of production and distribution, availability of resources such as paper and printing equipment, the ideas wh...   [tags: Publishing Publish Essays]

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Anti-Slavery Issue and Children's Magazines: 1820-1860

- Anti-Slavery Issue and Children's Magazines: 1820-1860  By the 1820’s the issue of slavery in the southern states had become fraught with controversy. It was by no means a clear-cut difference between Northern and Southern states; many Southerners were against it and many Northerners tolerated it, feeling it was a problem that the South must solve. Most early anti-slavery societies, though, arose in the North and many made efforts to spread their views by publishing. William Lloyd Garrison’s Liberator, published weekly between 1831 and 1865, had a Juvenile Department; the paper became the organ for the American Anti-Slavery Society which Garrison started in 1833.  Among the earliest chi...   [tags: Slavery Essays]

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The Changes in Communication Technology and Media Have Changed the Way News Companies Produce and Distribute Information to the World

- ... With this being said, newspapers will still be sold but the production and distribution of newspapers is costly. In comparison to online news outlets due to having to print millions of copies of newspapers then distributing them out to residential and business areas. This is also a time consuming task especially when the news is always occurring, however with the news proceeding to the internet the days of hefty production and distribution costs will be in the past. Therefore, having media online would be more cost effective and includes many benefits that are more appealing....   [tags: alterations in newspapers and magazines]

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The Drastically Change of Technology Over the Years

- Technology has changed drastically over the years. From the first automobile, to computers, to even smartphones, technology has changed and it has changed our lives so much more than we may know. The question is whether or not this statement works for every new technological advance that is introduced into society. George Rodman, author of “Mass Media in a Changing World”, states that this theory is know as technological determinism, which is defined as “the introduction of every new technology changes society, sometimes in unexpected ways.” This theory can be disputed, however three print medias can help in seeing whether or not this theory holds any truth by putting these mediums up again...   [tags: books, newspapers, magazines]

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How Media Interacts with My Daily Life

- What is Media. Did you ever wonder how we can find out information we need, or just want to know what is going on around the world. We use it in all different types of ways to retain the knowledge and communication that we use on a day to day basis. Media is one of the many ways of communication that is used to receive and deliver information to influence people across the world. The use of media is communication being advertised through televisions, radios, internet, magazines and newspapers. These are by far the main resources of how we use media to reach our audiences....   [tags: Television, Radio, Magazines, advertisements, ]

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The Influence of Mass Media on American History

- During the early 1900’s and late 1800’s precipitated the first true form of American media. The daily newspapers have been a part of the United States for some time, but during 1880’s and 1890’s reports such as Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst began to transform the newspaper in order for it to become the first major stepping stone in mass media. These publishers, especially Hearst, took advantage of the American involvement in foreign affairs. Hearst convinced his audience that sinking of a U.S ship during the Spanish-American War obliged a military response....   [tags: newspapers, magazines, internet websites]

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Sexual Material in the Media: Parents and Children

- Sex is one of the most controversial and enticing subjects in today’s media. No wonder it has become a dominant marketing strategy, it appeals to a basic human interest in sex and uses it to persuade an audience. Sex, as a marketing tool, has become extremely pervasive in the United States today. An individual living in America will certainly be exposed to this marketing tool. Music industries, television commercials, magazines and other advertising media have given in to this marketing technique....   [tags: marketing, magazines, history]

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Television: Technology and Cultural Form by Raymond Williams

- Throughout a regular day, people have to go up against numerous types of mass media resources. For intense they are faced with Smartphones, television, magazines, newspapers, radio, movies and the internet . Mass media have definitely changed the way we live our daily lives, it has changed our lifestyles since the late 15th century until now. One of the biggest mass media resource nowadays is the Smartphone. A Smartphone provides you with pretty much everything. It supplies you with television programs, magazines, newspaper, radio, and movies....   [tags: mass media, magazines, newspapers]

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Everybody Knows Big Porn Is Destroying Relationships

- ... A study completed among US college students who were consistent users of adult media sources, tested this theory by asking them to abstain from viewing explicit materials, and record feelings of commitment to their partners. The results showed those who refrained from viewing paid more attention to their relationship obligations. Thus the study concluded that, “Pornography consumption is not only related to weakened commitment in relationships but to the consequences of that decreased commitment, like infidelity,” (Lambert, N....   [tags: pornography, magazines, sexual behavior]

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Media and Unrealistic Body Image

- ... Additionally, in a recent study, Fredrickson and Roberts detailed an objectification theory, which examined women who were imperiled to an objectifying culture, and found that they were often cultured to define themselves through external traits such as appearance, also known as self-objectification. This objectification was frequently triggered by social contexts and portrayal of women’s bodies, and established that high disclosure to mass media and sexual objectification caused females to consider their own bodies as objects....   [tags: idealistic image, magazines]

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Examples of Mass Media Platforms

- Mass Media platforms can be defined as social media, magazines, newspaper, television, movies, advertisements and Internet (including social media) (Vonderen & Kinnally). Body image is a complicated aspect of self-concept that concerns an individual’s attitudes, perception, satisfaction, behaviours and feelings about their body and physical appearance. Females of all ages seem to be particularly vulnerable to disturbance in this area. It affects almost all women at some level and women of all ages and sizes display body image disturbance (Sedar)....   [tags: magazines, newspapers, t.v.]

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Influence of Media in Children

- Television, magazines, websites and advertisements - these are some of the most influential components of today’s society, and we all encounter them in some way or another. Whether it is riding the bus to school, driving to work, or just picking up that magazine while waiting for a dentist appointment – it is pretty clear that television and the media have the potential to generate both negative and positive effects, particularly and most importantly on children and adolescents. Many studies have looked at the impact of television and media on society, particularly on these individuals....   [tags: TV, Magazines, Mental Development]

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Mass Media and Social Media

- Mass Media and Social Media, Changes the World. Mass media and social media are technology all around us. They are ways of a mass communication that reach a limitless amount of people. Media has changed the way the world thinks. Mass media refers to TV, magazines, newspapers, pictures and Radio. Social media refers to any kind of internet logging like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google, amongst others. Mass and social media surround us and tell us what we should be or should do. This can lead to constructive behaviors or it can lead to the destruction of lives caused by how the media relays these messages....   [tags: Technological Advancements, TV, Magazines]

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Socially Sorting Passengers

- As the airplane levels off at it’s optimal cruising altitude of 38,000 feet, you pull out the in-flight magazine, whose cover is filled with images of fame and happiness, from the seat-back pocket. Through all airlines providing the same service (flights), branding is the key to achieving a competitive advantage. The airline in-flight magazine becomes an important product through which airlines can promote their brand, sell products and build relationships with their customers. The magazine offers advertisers a highly desirable and captive audience given that on-board matters and airport transfer information requires reference to the magazine....   [tags: Marketing, Brand, Magazines]

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Edgar Allan Poe

- Have you ever heard of Edgar Allan Poe, the poet of darkness and fright. Well what your about to read will send you back in time to the age of Edgar Allan Poe himself and how he came to be. This will tell you about who he was before he became known as the writer and poet. Although Poe is famous for his books, he was also the editor of many magazines before he began his writing career. It will tell you of his dark and mysterious past and some of the possible ways he died. So step in and lets go on a journey back in time....   [tags: poetry, literature, writer, magazines]

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The Human Connection

- When opening a magazine what is the first thing that anyone sees. That’s right ads. Not many people read magazines for their ads but because they hold information that the reader wishes to read about. Why so many ads then. Ads are a way that companies try to train your brain to buy their product. The way they do this is their silly little animals, such as the Aflac duck or the Gieco gecko, and they also draw you in with the colors. What most don’t know is that colors can play a huge role in ads because it will capture your eyes away from what you’re trying to read....   [tags: magazines, media, advertisements]

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Relationship Between Media Bullying of Celebrity Attractiveness and Body Image of Adolescents

- Parental permission and Assent and letters (Appendix 1a and 1b) were sent home with the students asking for volunteer participants in a study about attractiveness and body image. The parents and children were told about the exposure to gossip magazines and the potential risks that they posed to their daughters. They were also told that participation was entirely voluntary and that there was neither benefit to join, nor any penalty to drop out or decline. The study was conducted during second period social sciences class....   [tags: self perception, influence of gossip magazines]

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Advertisement in Magazines: Sara Michael´s Company Case study

- More than just the surface value Every day people flip through magazines. Some read every page to enhance their knowledge of the surrounding world, while others are just going through looking at the ads. Many do not think twice about what is being said or expressed through the words and pictures. If people did, however, they would see the truth. We tend to base our product purchases on one simple idea: company advertisements and how they persuade us into buying their products. All product advertisements are formatted around the idea of making sure their product is noticeable to the public and available to be purchased....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Milosevic

- Slobodan Milosevic and many others who were born in WW2 have had troubled childhoods, Milosevic’s parents committing suicide which would traumatize any adult . He rose through the ranks of Tito’s communist party and survived the late 60’s purges where he became a close ally to the 1980’s party leader Ivan Stambolic. When Slobodan Milosevic was president of Serbia, Time Magazine interviewed him in 1995 just after the Dayton peace accords. His interview focused on four key actions that were affecting former Yugoslavia....   [tags: Time Magazines, Interview, Power Hungry]

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Tabloid Journalism Represents Language

- Living in North America, individuals are exposed to all sorts of gossip based media that capture attention, promote societal standards and ultimately influence ways of thinking as a community. Tabloid and gossip based media are prevalent and very accessible in our everyday lives via magazines, websites, television and radio- to name a few. It is nearly impossible to go through a day without being exposed to some form of gossip; hearing, seeing or reading about what is news in the headlines of Hollywood or even gossip about our own lives....   [tags: gossip, tabloids, pop speak, magazines]

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The Media and Negative Body Image

- The Media and Negative Body Image Picture the world controlled by the media. Could you imagine how ugly, scarce, and hateful it would be. What would you do if a magazine or a television show told you that your body weight had to be twenty pounds lighter to be all most perfect. Would you actually consider the fact or let ignore it. Teens, mainly girls, will be sucked into these magazines. (National Eating Disorders Info Centre 15) These could be magazines like Seventeen and Cosmo Girl. In addition with many others of course....   [tags: Magazines Television TV]

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Proposal to Launch a New Magazine

- 1.0 Overview of the consumer magazine market Over the years, there has been a change in where people obtain their information, news and entertainment. The new technology improvements such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets have changed dramatically the magazine industry. Generally said, consumer magazines must acquire loyal and satisfied customers in order to be successful in the market. Furthermore, the production and success of a magazine highly depends on advertisers and subscriptions....   [tags: New Magazine Startup]

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Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color Advertisement in Cosmopolitan

- Cosmopolitan is a women’s magazine for fashion, sex advice, dating tips and celebrity news. This magazine has been around since 1886, but it had a totally different concept, until 1965. When it was first launched in 1886 by Paul Schlicht, it was considered a family magazine. It wasn’t until 1965 when a woman by the name of Helen Brown took over the magazine in seeking somewhere women could go to get advice on various topics. Now the magazine is being run by Kate White, Editor in Chief. Because Cosmo contains explicit information that is not advised to people under eighteen, its demographic is women who are at the ages of eighteen and older, Some grocery stores have to cover it up because of...   [tags: Advertisements, Cosmopolitan, magazines,]

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Assess whether you believe that representations of women in mens magazines such as Loaded and FHM are offensive and in poor taste.

- For those who have not taken the time to read a selection of men’s magazines they may associate them with pornography or sport. Since the mid-90s, a crop of very successful magazines aimed at young men has emerged, spearheaded by the controversial Loaded. It is important for me to establish early on in this essay that men’s magazines such as loaded and FHM, are general lifestyle magazines; the modern men's magazine is about sports and cars as well as sex, fashion, women, and humour. This essay will consider whether the sexual nature of these magazines is insulting and tasteless....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Journalism 201

- In the newest November 2013 issue of Allure, Dolce & Gabbana advertised its perfume “The One” on the first four pages of the magazine, by which reaches the aim of re-launching its best selling product and making the fragrance fascinating to its target audience. This print advertisement produced by Dolce & Gabbana achieves great effectiveness by appropriately selecting the place for presenting, by successfully providing attractive and creative advertisement appearance, and by strategically using iconic celebrities to present....   [tags: Effective Advertisement, Magazines]

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New Internationalist Article Critique

- With an exuberant title of SIZZZZLE, this article in the September 2006 edition in the issue 393 of the Internationalist Magazine, enunciates on the idea of advertising companies targeting children and young people to produce a higher income. Quoting through a variety of renowned child psychologists and various marketing educators, Jonathan Williams illustrates advertising as exploiting an individual’s insecurities, creating false needs and offering counterfeit solutions; hence fostering dissatisfaction that leads to consumption....   [tags: article critiques, magazines, advertising]

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Advertising for Vogue Magazine

- Around every corner, there seems to be an advertisement for various products on the market. Whether it is a television commercial, radio commercial, internet advertisement, magazine advertisement, or billboard, advertisements are everywhere. Each advertisement is selling a supposed “new and improved” product designed for all of the different wants and needs of the people who populate this world. The products being sold differ from unnecessary desires, to items that are essential for living. For example, clothing is an essential for living, but the bigger majority of the population cannot afford to purchase top-notch brand names....   [tags: advertisement, vogue magazine]

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Wanting to be Beautiful

- Wanting to be Beautiful How do women’s magazines influence how women think, look, and feel. What is so special about these magazines to get some women to center their lives around them. Personally, I didn’t really understand why any women would listen to anything a magazine says until I opened one up. While I was waiting in line at a department store, I picked up and flipped through a Cosmopolitan magazine, and found a story that caught my attention. The story was about the loss of a father, and for that reason I purchased the magazine....   [tags: Magazines Media Self Image Essays]

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Overview of Paparazzi

- When one discovers the phrase "paparazzi," what is their immediate considered. A camera. A flash. My first thoughts are blaring voices, blinding lights, people running to get away, and to put it all in one word, chaos. Paparazzi are freelance photographers that take candid images of celebrities for publication. They are a sinister assembly that are renowned for getting such images by any means possible, if it is by harassment, threatening others, or causing fear. One can see by any celebrities’ reality television show, social media account or from a newscast on the public that celebrities have conveyed worry about the extent to which paparazzi invade their individual space and the filing and...   [tags: Celebrities, Gossip Magazines]

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Influences and Reality

- Influences and Reality As adults do we tend to read the styles we've grown up with. Do we find ourselves subscribing to and reaching for magazines in the checkout line that our parents read. I do. As I become more independent I see subtle changes in the styles around me but find myself grounded in what my parents, my brothers and my environment have familiarized me with. Strewn around me are volumes of "Outdoor Life", "Prevention", "Better Homes and Gardens", "Midwest Living", "Vogue" and "Masonry Construction." A magazine to satisfy many interests, each containing pieces of my life....   [tags: Media Magazines Society Beauty Essays]

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Female Exploitation of Sexuality

- What kind of entertainment do you enjoy. Movies, reading, shopping are just some of the many things people enjoy as a form of Entertainment. Entertainment industry is one of the largest industries in America. The Entertainment industry is booming right now, people are spending a large portion of money going out and having a good time. From Broadway to the televisions in the supermarket, humans are constantly looking for a way to be satisfied from the boredom of everyday life. One form of entertainment is adult entertainment featuring women in controversial situations and positions....   [tags: Magazines Sexuality Self Image]

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Top Deck - The Magazine for Collectible Card Gamers

- Top Deck - The Magazine for Collectible Card Gamers As a potential reader examines a shelf of magazines to buy, the reader will look for an eye-catching magazine that pertains to his or her interests. The magazine Top Deck targets an audience which ranges from pre-teenagers to mid-thirties readers who share interests such as collectible card games, RPG's (or roleplaying games), and fantasy related items. Although the main focus of the magazine is collectible card games, Top Deck attempts to also appeal to the other interests of collectible card gamers....   [tags: Analysis Magazine Cards Essays]

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Oprah Winfrey: Most Influential Woman in America

- ... At just nineteen years old, Oprah felt she wouldn’t be able to handle the pressure, so she turned down the offer. However, the station was persistent and Oprah eventually agreed. With great salary for someone her age, and a natural talent, this job seemed like a dream, but not everyone was thrilled with her position on the station. During an interview with a white shopkeeper, Oprah tried to shake the man’s hand, but he refused (Taibi). She shook it off with a witty remark and kept her composure, showing how professional she is....   [tags: world-famous talk show, magazines]

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The Power of Magazine Advertisments

- An internationally known author, filmmaker, women's advocate and speaker Jean Kilbourne shares that,“The average person is subjected to 3,000 ads every day… Ads sell more than products. They sell values, images, and concepts of love, sexuality, success, and most important normalcy. They tell u who we are and who we should be. ”(Kilbourne). Most people depict beauty as being tall, skinny, and naturally beautiful without makeup because this is widespread in all major fashion magazines. Magazine advertisements try to sell products by over sexualizing them....   [tags: women, beauty, unrealist standards]

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Weekly Magazine Executive Summary

- Executive Summary This weekly magazine will basically works to publish advertisements of other companies, shops, organizations or individuals business. We will collect advertisements requests form different clients every week then produce and publish the magazine on the weekend. What we are going to do that the magazine will includes 10 pages with deferent sizes of advertisements: full page, half page, and quarter. The client can choose the size. Our prices depends on the size, the bigger the more expensive....   [tags: financial and managerial analysis]

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Overview of Men's Magazine

- Men’s Magazine conveys health tips and suggestions on one cover and on the other cover has tips for men’s style. 33 pages of the magazine cover style and 136 pages cover health, sex, relationships, fitness, and nutrition with about half the magazine having advertisements for a variety of products including cars, cologne, clothes, alcohol, and healthy foods. The audience that Men’s Health portrays to is straight men above 18 years old who can afford to purchase the products advertised and have enough free time to try the health and fitness tips given....   [tags: Reflections, Lifestyle, Gender]

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The Story of Newsweek Magazine

- Newsweek launched its inaugural issue on February 17, 1933, featuring a speech by Germany’s new chancellor, Adolf Hitler, as well as the election of Franklin Roosevelt. The Washington Post’s parent company acquired the magazine in the 1960’s and Newsweek became a definitive source of news analysis and opinion. It applied a liberal bent to its coverage of politics and war. Those were the days when good content was worth waiting for. Newsweek thrived in the 1960’s, giving coverage to black America and the Civil Rights movement, the counterculture in the arts and on campus, the space program and giving bylines to individual writers and critics....   [tags: successful weekly publications]

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The Growth Of Magazine Popularity

- ... In this sense, GQ obeys the “gender rules” of what it means to “appear and behave as a man or a woman” (Wade, p. 61) but there are few articles in which they break gender rules. For instance, Gayomali’s article on the new Rose-gold iPhone raises the question of whether or not men should be able to purchase a pink item. According to Gayomali, GQ has been “...riding the pro-pink train for about a decade”, which shows their smaller attempts to lessen the differences between masculine and feminine identified items....   [tags: Gender, Male, Woman, Female]

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Review of Graham's Magazine

- Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine (Graham’s) is a monthly published literary periodical although it allots other fields including engravings, fashion, and music to a small portion. This magazine deals with variety of literary fields from short stories, poetry, and essays handle various tastes from belles-lettres to sentimental literature. During those periods, the contributors to the magazine, in addition to numerous writers who exist only in tarnishing paper, are included such canonical writers as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mrs....   [tags: Literature History]

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The Magazine Industry’s Top 5

- Magazines have been circulating since 1663 when the first magazine, Edifying Monthly Discussions appeared in Germany. This magazine would be called a literary journal today and was targeted toward an elite, literate audience. The three most influential literary journals in England in the early 18th century were Review, Tatler and Spectator. Ironically the first periodical to use the word magazine in its title was Gentleman’s Magazine in 1731, which was a predecessor to Reader’s Digest. American magazines were slow to emerge, because people did not have the time to read them....   [tags: Media, History]

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Teenage Magazine

- Want to lose 20 pounds before the Holidays. Or maybe you want to learn “new kissing tricks“, that are guaranteed to be guy approved. Those are just some of the catchy titles you may find on the covers of different magazines. Walk into any grocery store and you’ll find yourself reading the covers of various magazines while you’re checking out. If the bright and loud orange, yellow, and pink colors don’t get you, the side messages will. You’ll be reading the latest gossip about your favorite celebrities and their next huge scandal....   [tags: Media]

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