Vol. 17, No. 1
Summer 2016

Table of Contents


Editor’s Reflection [PDF]
The X Factor
Elizabeth Hendrickson
Ohio University


Featured Research

The Women’s Magazine Diet: Frames and Sources in Nutrition and Fitness Articles [PDF]
This content analysis quantifies messages in nutrition and fitness articles published in high-circulation women’s magazines (Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Redbook) and women’s health magazines (Self, Shape, and Women’s Health) during 2011 and 2012.
Chelsea Reynolds
University of Minnesota
Susan LoRusso
University of Minnesota

Survivors and Dreamers: A Rhetorical Vision of Teen Voices Magazine [PDF]
This study uses symbolic convergence theory and fantasy theme analysis to explore how Teen Voices, a magazine written and edited by teenage girls, created a rhetorical vision of empowerment through its text and photographs.
Ellen Gerl
Ohio University


Book Review

The Making of Essence [PDF]
The Man from Essence, narrated from a first-person perspective by Edward Lewis, is full of insights about the magazine business as well as the history of race and gender relations in the U.S.
Miglena Sternadori
Texas Tech University