A History of Magazine Publishing
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This paper recounts the origins of magazine culture and its possible future. It discusses the very first magazine publications in London and then goes on to address the developments that influenced magazine culture, such as technological advancements, photography, advertising, and changing interests. It concludes by suggesting that the future of magazines will mainly involve focusing on the rich and famous.
From the Paper:"Mass circulation began in the 1800s. Only the upper classes read magazines until 1880. The poor people read newspapers and weekly tabloids since magazines were expensive. Printing technology was limited to publishers. Making the copies just took too long to print. After 1880, magazines began selling at a lower cost because people learned how to read. The publishers were trying to appeal to the lower-middle class who were now more educated. For example, the Saturday Evening Post sold for five-cents a copy. Since magazines became inexpensive and were at the disposal of the public, the powerful and fashionable lost their control of the arts. Magazines became a mass medium."
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