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Consumer Magazines Of The British Isles
     

Consumer Magazines Of The British Isles

by Sam Riley, Sam G. Riley (Other)
 

Consumer magazines have a long history in the United Kingdom and Ireland beginning in the seventeenth century, and a number of them that date from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are still flourishing. This reference volume offers a representative sample of the current British magazine market, providing detailed profiles of fifty magazines, written mainly

Overview

Consumer magazines have a long history in the United Kingdom and Ireland beginning in the seventeenth century, and a number of them that date from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are still flourishing. This reference volume offers a representative sample of the current British magazine market, providing detailed profiles of fifty magazines, written mainly by scholars from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, and supplementary data on many others. The separately profiled magazines range from the venerable The Scots Magazine (1739), Spectator (1828), Punch (1841), and The Illustrated London News (1842) to relative newcomers of the 1980s such as Country Living (1985), Prima (1986), Q (1986), and House Beautiful (1989). Included are major circulation leaders like Radio Times, Smash Hits, and Woman's Own, prestigious and influential journals like The Economist and New Scientist, regional magazines like Cumbria and The Dalesman, general interest magazines, and a wide variety of magazines in targeted subject or readership categories, like cars, homes, nature, and sports.

Each essay consists of a narrative history from the magazine's founding to the present, concluding with information sources and data on periodicity, publishers, locations of the magazines in the United States, editors, title changes, and circulation. Appendixes list the fifty magazines by date of founding and in subject categories; succinct data on 330 additional British consumer magazines appears in a directory. The volume opens with a concise history of British periodicals. Intended specifically for reference use on British journals, this volume will also be useful for research in journalism history and British cultural history.

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This reference samples the current British magazine market, providing detailed profiles of 50 magazines and supplementary data on many others. The separately profiled magazines range from the venerable to newcomers of the 1980s, and include major circulation leaders, prestigious and influential journals, regional magazines, general interest magazines, and a variety of magazines in targeted subject categories. Succinct data on 330 additional magazines appears in a directory. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313285622
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/16/1993
Series:
Historical Guides to the World's Periodicals and Newspapers Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

SAM G. RILEY is Professor of Communication Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. He has edited or coedited several major reference books on journalists and magazines, including American Magazine Journalists for the Dictionary of Literary Biography and, for Greenwood's Historical Guides to the World's Periodicals and Newspapers, Magazines of the American South (1986), Regional Interest Magazines of the United States (1990), Corporate Magazines of the United States (1992), Index to Southern Periodicals (1986) and Index to City and Regional Magazines (1989). He has also contributed to Encyclopedia of Southern Culture and Biographical Dictionary of American Journalists (Greenwood Press, 1989). He has written for Journalism Quarterly, American Journalism, Journalism History, Journalism Educator, Journal of Newspaper and Periodical History, and American Periodicals.

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