Tabloid Magazine Essay

1351 Words Feb 26th, 2013 6 Pages
Tabloid Magazine Comparison

Magazines are produced everyday and every night. It is bought all around the US in almost any convenient store. There are your sports magazines, gossip magazines, celebrity, the average person, breaking stories, comedy magazines, and mainly anything that has to do with people. It basically grabs your attention for the most part. Anything “juicy” or “shocking” that can be a hit article. The stories they have in magazines have to be exciting and it has to grab attention from readers. The publisher has to know what readers want to see or hear, even if it means doing dirty work. For example, a publisher has a picture of a man and women and makes it look much more than the real picture; when really, the man was
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Both Magazines have story articles on celebrities. About who did who and who did what. Both host beauty stories as well as photographs and gossip. That’s one of the main headlines in both magazines, and that is the celebrity section. What people don’t know and what they can tell us. While People Magazine tries to combine a mixture of content, Us Weekly has more of a gossip focus. Us Weekly gossip on celebrities and their breaking news activity, ie: Emma Stone, Movie Celeb, Officiates a wedding, Simon Cowell, X Factor Judge, wants a pet penguin. However, People Magazine once paid $75,000 for photos of Jennifer Lopez, like so raising the photos bar. This proved to be a challenge for Us Weekly when it comes to photos, making it very expensive and competitive; however the move was very smart and strategic to People Magazine’s credit.

Us Weekly has more celebrity gossip content and beauty articles, where as People Magazine has a celebrity gossip section, beauty section, and human-interest pieces. People Magazine may have launched their magazine three years earlier then Us Weekly, but that hasn't stopped Us Weekly from attempting to be number one. In my opinion, People Magazine is easily the bigger company. Its sells more, it’s popular amongst others, and has more entertainment. Comparing websites, both companies have made sites so readers can get online, for us to check out the top stories or the

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