Vol. 12, No. 2
Table of Contents
Celebrate the Power
University of Arizona
Visual Framing of Patriotism and National Identity on the Covers of Der Spiegel [PDF]
Der Spiegel, one of Germany's major national news magazines, showed an increasing visual presence of national
identity symbols on its covers following key historical events: the building of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany,
the adoption of the euro, and the 2006 World Cup.
San José State University
Framing the Ideal Woman in Esquire's "Women We Love," 1987-2006
Esquire's framing of the ideal woman changed over time, with occupation becoming less diverse and image becoming
more traditional. These changes were associated with political environment and editorship.
University of Cincinnati
The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism
Happily Ever After: Myth, Rape, and Romance in Magazine Coverage
of the Mary Kay Letourneau Case
Journalists relied on rape misconceptions and myths of proper (hetero)sexual roles, including the Good Mother and Princess in romantic fairy tales to tell the story of Mary Kay Letourneau, a teacher who pled guilty to raping her 12-year-old student.
Texas Tech University University of Texas at Arlington
Rejecting the Eloquence of Hate: 1972 Magazine Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor of eight general interest magazines indicate that public opinion was much more complicated in 1972 than much
of popular culture indicates.
University of North Florida
Essays, Reports, & Reviews
Going Mobile With Student Magazines [PDF]
As a growing number of journalism programs experiment with apps, students are gaining valuable experience that can
be a big job-hunting asset.
From the Book Review Editor [PDF]
Ball State University
Review: Cosmopolitan's Improbable History [PDF]
In The Improbable First Century of Cosmopolitan Magazine, author James Landers follows the 125-year-old publication through
milestones such as the muckraking era, the Great Depression, and the women's liberation movement.
University of South Dakota
Book Review: The Working Girl's Champion Plays Pioneering Role in Feminist Revolution [PDF]
In Bad Girls Go Everywhere, The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, the first biography of the magazine world's celebrated editor,
author Jennifer Scanlon makes a compelling argument that Brown's version of feminism deserves notice..
Review: The Early Days of Celebrity Ink [PDF]
Anthony Slide's75th book, Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine, chronicles two parallel casts of characters: the movie makers
whose shining faces filled the pages of this once-thriving genre, and the workers who wrote what were for many readers merely
extended captions, together with the editors and publishers.
San José State University
Review: The Structure and Style of Narrative Journalism [PDF]
Having Jack Hart as a guide in Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction almost rivals having a good editor
looking over your shoulder.