Summer issue of the Magazine Media Division’s journal

You'll find these articles featured in the latest issue of the Journal of Magazine & New Media Research.

Editor’s Reflection: The X Factor
Elizabeth Hendrickson, Ohio University

The Women’s Magazine Diet: Frames and Sources in Nutrition and Fitness Articles
Chelsea Reynolds, University of Minnesota
Susan LoRusso, University of Minnesota

Survivors and Dreamers: A Rhetorical Vision of Teen Voices Magazine
Ellen Gerl, Ohio University

Book Review: The Making of Essence
Miglena Sternadori, Texas Tech University

Latest issue of Magazine Matter

Enjoy the winter issue of our division newsletter, Magazine Matter. To print the newsletter in spreads, download the spread version. If you prefer single pages, download the single-page version.


• Susan Currie Sivek’s "Note from the Division Head" previews the Magazine Division programming at our annual meeting in Minneapolis.

• A detailed list of Magazine Division panels and meetings will help you plan your busy days at AEJMC.

• Read about the achievements of division members as well as Victor Navasky, our Magazine Professional of the Year.

• Carol Holstead brings us the winners of the 2016 Student Magazine Contest.

• And longtime division member Sammye Johnson reflects on retiring after 35 years at Trinity University.

Many thanks to newsletter editor Sheila Webb for editing and producing this informative issue. Please send Sheila articles for the next issue.

Student Magazines

A question from Donna Harrington-Lueker about student magazines prompted a number of responses on the Magazine Media Division listserv. A list of student magazines has been added to this site. If you would like to add a student magazine, please send the link and a brief description to Carol Schwalbe.

Please submit articles to the Journal of Magazine & New Media Research

The Magazine Media Division’s scholarly, refereed journal is now entering its 12th year. Its focus is the promotion and publication of research dealing with magazines and new media and the pedagogy related to those two areas. The journal publishes research reports, interpretive articles, opinion pieces, and critical reviews of books and teaching materials that deal with the field of magazines and new media.

If you’re interested in submitting an article, opinion piece, or review, check out the journal guidelines.

Please contribute to the Course Syllabi Sharing Service

Begun in 2002, the Course Syllabi Sharing Service includes copies of syllabi from magazine courses taught around the country, including feature writing and introductory magazine writing, advanced magazine writing and literary journalism, magazine design, magazine editing, magazine management, and online media.

If you’d like to participate in this service, please e-mail Carol Schwalbe a Word document or PDF file of your syllabi along with the name of the course. If your syllabi are already online, you can send me the URL.

Events, Etc.

Interested in reviewing a book or receiving a book to review for the Journal of Magazine & New Media Research?

Please contact Book Review Editor Miglena Sternadori.


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