True Confessions Magazine is founded in 1922 and was originally published by Fawcett Publications. Their target age or wide readers are ages ranging from 20 years old until 35 years old. The magazines said editor is Jack Smalley. During the 1930′s, True Confessions Magazine reached to a circulation of two million when they published the article, “The Romantic Story of Jack Dempsey’s Cinderella Bride.” Fawcett discovered that almost 72% of the readers of the said magazine are mostly married woman.
True Confessions Magazine changed a major setback in 1949 in a midst of a new comic back trend, over 100 love and romance titles from two dozen companies, with press runs averaging 500,000. In that same yerr, Fawcett launched his Gold Medal Books paperline. In 1950, the price of the said magazine is 15 cents. The Editor-in-Chief is Florence J. Schetty. In the 1959 issue, the magazine proved insight into the magazine’s approach during that period.The magazines features the articles entitled, “God is My Guide” written by Clint Walker, “Hairdos You Can Do Yourself” by Grace A. Hufner, “When A Girl Goes To Prison” by Jules Archer, “I Couldn’t Forgive My Brother-in-Law by Anonymous and “Let’s Enjoy Breakfast” by Erva Jean Vosburgh.
True Confessions magazine sets to target young woman readers. It is a glimpse into the forbidden! True Confessions Magazine is about love, romance, passion, hope, danger and inspiration. True Magazine is sexy, stimulating and scandalous. Dorchester Media is the currently the publisher of True Confessions Magazine. Dorchester partner with Leisure Entertainment to launch a series of paperback anthologies entitled True Confessions, True Romance and True Story.
It was The New York Times Company who founded the Celebrity Magazine entitled, US Weekly Magazine in the year 1977. In 1986, the magazine was acquired by Wenner Media and is a part of Wennar Media LLC. Wennar Media LLC is also the publisher of the famous Rolling Stone Magazine and Men’s Journal. Wenner teamed up with The Walt Disney Company. The magazine is now currently under the management of Jann Wenner, the minds currently in charge of US Weekly are Editor in Chief Janice Min and Publisher Victoria Lasdon Rose. As of 2007, its circulation is over 1.85 million on average.
US Weekly Magazine provides a sharply different style from its original format. The magazine contains film, video, television and contemporary music. It involves in-depth editorials on top personalities, events and developments current in the world of entertainment. The magazine also covers topics ranging from celebrity news and style, to the latest trends in fashion, beauty, and entertainment. US Weekly Magazine has several signature issues each year including the Hot Hollywood special issues, in the spring and Fall celebrating young Hollywood; the Best Bodies issue and the Best Makeovers issue.
The magazine was originally a monthly industry news and review magazine along the lines of Premiere or Entertainment Weekly. In 2000, the magazine switched their format to its current themes of celebrity news and style. The magazine also launched their own website Usmagazine.com in 2006. It usually gets approximately two million visitors per month. The magazine also features breaking celebrity news blog, exclusive photos, red carpet galleries from premieres and events, plus games, videos, quizzes and polls.
The magazine has also garnered several awards and recognitions given by industry observers like, “Adweek’s “The Hot List: Top 10 Magazines” from 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007; “Advertising Age’s Magazine of The Year” in 2004; “Adweek Magazine’s Editor of The Year, Editor in Chief Janice Min, “Advertising Age-A-List, #3 in 2005 and #1 in 2004; and “Capells Circulation Report” Top 10 Best Performers in Circulation” in 2005.