Australian Women’s Weekly covers, 1939.
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In its early years, the Australian Women’s Weekly was careful to balance is political perspective, but played a role in raising awareness of important issues.
Bri Lee, George Saunders (Evan Agostini/AP) and Hanif Kureishi (Nrbelex).
So many authors are creating Substack newsletters – from Bri Lee’s magazine-like News & Reviews, to George Saunders’ writing tips and Hanif Kureishi’s reflections on being paralysed. But can it last?
Ad agencies developed distinct ads for the U.S. military to reach different demographics over the years.
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The US military’s switch to an all-volunteer force in 1973 led to a series of magazine ads that sought to portray military service as a way for women and people of color to move up in society.
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Run by a collective of women and covering both the political and personal, Spare Rib was unlike anything before it.
The Victoria’s Secret we’ve become accustomed to is no more. The brand has finally realized that diversity sells.
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Victoria’s Secret learned a lesson other leading fashion brands and the industry at large are coming to realize: diversity sells. But when it comes to disability, brands aren’t quite there yet.
Don’t forget fans. Here, Phuong Nguyen (left) as Captain America with Derrick Petry as Deadpool, at Comic-Con International in July 2018, in San Diego.
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Some comic fans have found a bright spot in virtual conventions in an otherwise bleak pandemic year. The sense of community matters more than a simplistic analysis about metrics or interactivity.
South African lawyer and part-time fashion model, Thando Hopa, at an exhibition of Drum magazine front pages in.
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The magazine grew to be the largest circulation publication for black readers in South Africa, and expanded to include East and West African editions.
COVID-19 has accelerated the disintegration of New Zealand’s media. A state-led reconstruction strategy is the only answer.
The more television people watch the more they prefer a thinner female body type.
The more people watch TV the more likely it is that they prefer a slimmer female body size.
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The continued prevalence of fat stigma and shaming needs to be challenged.
The magazine taught its readers to never swallow what they’re served.
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Today’s media consumers are being bombarded with bias and sensationalism – and could use a dose of Mad’s media literacy.
Rebecca Watts, Rupi Kaur, Kate Tempest – the world of poetry is up in arms again. Here’s why.
‘When you look back on it, where else would those articles appear? The Saturday Evening Post?’
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Ramparts started as a Catholic literary magazine. But when Warren Hinckle took the helm, he developed a layout, voice and rebellious spirit that Rolling Stone would go on to mimic.
He changed how we see women, sex, and politicians.
Edward Enninful with model Naomi Campbell.
Could Edward Enninful’s new role at Vogue UK be the first sign of a changing fashion industry?
Print magazines are as popular as ever – but why?
Newspapers may be in crisis but magazines are thriving. The growth is in specialist titles - indeed the glossy offerings of Coles and Woolworths now have almost double the readership of the Australian Women’s Weekly,
The bunny brand.
The pornographic publication is getting back to basics in a battle for survival.
Glossy magazines have a serious role to play.
Fifty years of poking fun and holding power to account.
As newspaper circulation continues to founder, sales of satire and weekly news magazines have never looked healthier.
Dolly’s last print edition will be published on December 5.
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With its irresistible mixture of celebrity ‘news’, fashion, beauty and health, Dolly magazine gave girls high-quality, accurate information they were not getting anywhere else.