Journalism 101 Chapter 5 Lecture Notes
Journalism 101 Chapter 5 Lecture Notes JRL 101
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JRL 101 Chapter 5 Lecture Notes Magazines Lena Dunham • Pigeon on her head, photo shopped • Unnatural leg position in bed • In a dress by the tub, o Takes a woman so long to get ready, guys can get ready quickly • Vogue cover o Thinned her face • If it is something that can be done in a darkroom, it is ethical Annie Leibovitz • Took photos of Lena Dunham • Her covers have o Recognizable subject o Something worthy of notice in image o Room for nameplate § And a few coverlines Early Magazines • 1704: Daniel Defoe founds The Review • 1740: Ben Franklin and Andrew Bradford compete to launch first American magazine • Bradford won by 3 days • Magazine- targeting specific audience The Saturday Evening Post • 1821- First published Post • Norman Rockwell • Had essays, poetry, obituaries • Column called “The Ladies’ Friend” • First national medium • Remained important until TV Birth of Photojournalism • Matthew Brady became first became famous for portraits o Got old and started losing sight • Had a team helped him out and got super close to the war that there was actually bullets flying past • 1864 Harper’s Weekly reproduced his team’s photos • Promoted idea that photographs were published documents that preserve history Types of Magazines • Consumer magazines o Cosmo, Sports Illustrated, People, etc. • Trade Magazines o Business to business § Magazines about a profession • Literary magazines o Poetry, Essays, Concerns of Day § One will be conservative and one democratic Literary and Commentary Magazines • Magazines out there that represent voices that are not well represented o NAACP etc. The Muckrakers • Make you start thinking about a particular topic • Make you want to take action • Investigative journalism • Lincoln Jeffers o Government regulation • Ida Tarbell o Studied standard oil company o She didn’t talk about the good things they were doing, but all of the illegal things they were involved in Henry Luce • Came up with Time, Life, Fortune, Sports Illustrated magazines • Time Magazine- 1920’s • Margaret Bourke White o Sitting on a gargoyle on a sky scraper taking pictures o Presented her work in Life magazine o She was sent to the hoover Dam, but she took pictures of strippers § Life started magazine on human interest Godey’s Lady’s Book • Sarah Josepha Hale o Editor for 40 years o Set up content for ALL ladies’ magazines o Gave women a voice Women’s Magazines • Seven Sisters o Ladies’ magazines o Good House Keeping, Better Homes and Gardens etc • FBL o Fashion o Beauty o Lifestyle • Cosmo o Magazine for young women to focus on other young unmarried women Men’s Magazines • 1933 Esquire o Pinups, fashion • 1953 Playboy o No longer any nude photos • 1993 Maxim o Lad magazine featuring sports, sex, and humor o Meets needs of inner guy Magazines and Body Image • Thinner you are, better you are, better life you’re going to have • But it has been changing lately • Dove Campaign for Real Women • Lizzie Miller- plus size model Advertising vs. Editorial • Try to blend in advertisements between articles • Togetherness when it comes to magazines • Placement of product is VERY important • Can be very deceptive Dick Stolley’s • Want to have a great cover: o Young > Old o Pretty > Ugly o Rich > Poor o Music > Movies o Movies > TV o Nothing is better than a dead celebrity Covers and Race • African American women are not really known for being on covers of magazines • 18% of magazines feature people of color • May be changing Current Trends • Have very narrow audience • Articles are short for busy readers with short attention spans Magazines in Digital Age • Atlantic is now digital and is starting to become more profitable • Can get on eReaders
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