1995 Salon released the first significant online-only magazine, http://www.salon.com, in 1995. The site focused on politics and culture, including food, music, film, and television.
Although originally planned as a six-month trial project, Salon has remained online-only since its inception. It now receives more than 50 million page views per month, mostly from visitors to the website's news section.
In 1998, American Magazine launched an online version called AmMag. Like many other online magazines at the time, it was primarily a place where users could post comments about what was happening in the world.
In 2001, Rolling Stone launched a successful online version of its magazine called RSVP. The site allowed readers to vote on which stories they wanted to see in the print issue, similar to the way some websites let users vote on content today.
In 2002, Wired Magazine launched its own online version called WIRED. The site covered technology articles, like computers and smartphones, but also included some lifestyle pieces.
In 2003, The New Yorker launched an online version called TNR (The New Republic).
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In 1923, America's first weekly news magazine was launched. The journal covered the most important national and worldwide news items. TIME magazine is becoming a go-to source for reliable, in-depth news pieces. Sports Illustrated first appeared in 1954. It too covers sports news with articles on golf, tennis, baseball, and other sports activities.
Time Magazine is one of the most popular magazines in the United States. Launched as a weekly newspaper publication in 1923, it is now published every week as a magazine. Time Magazine has been called "the world's greatest newsmagazine" by George Seldes in his book A History of News.
Sports Illustrated is another famous magazine that covers sports news. Its first issue was printed in June 1954. Today it is published every week as a magazine by Sports Illustrated Media, which also publishes SLAM! (for men) and SLEEPY (for women).
The first issue of LIFE magazine contained photographs of President Roosevelt aboard the USS Augusta during his annual vacation in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The magazine was so successful that it had to be released twice per month instead of once. In 1955, LIFE became the first American magazine to be sold across the country in drugstores and grocery stores. These days, it is published every other Thursday.
Erbauliche Monaths Unterredungen, a literary and philosophical journal published in Germany in 1663, was the first example of a magazine. The Gentleman's Magazine, which debuted in London in 1731, was the first general-interest publication. Today, magazines are often defined as periodicals that tend to cover more than one topic or subject area.
The word "magazine" comes from the Latin magazinus, meaning "pertaining to merchants," who were the original publishers of these journals. Before this time, articles about important events for anyone interested in them would appear in newspapers. These articles could include politics, sports, entertainment, and science/technology news. But they were usually short, often only a few paragraphs long. They would often report on events that had taken place recently, such as wars, murders, or elections. So editors decided to publish collections of interesting articles on various topics that might be useful to readers.
These articles would typically come from different authors and may have been edited for clarity or length. But even after this process was done, the editor(s) of the magazine would still need to decide what content went in it. For example, if a war breaks out, it might not make sense to publish an article about astrology right now. But that doesn't mean the information can't be used by future editors of the magazine.
May of 1970 In May 1970, the business launched Essence magazine as a lifestyle publication for affluent black women. It was an immediate success, and today claims to be the nation's first black-owned luxury magazine.
Donald Trump - President & CEO of The Trump Organization - born April 19th 1945 in Queens, New York City.
Sylvia Rivera - activist - born August 24th 1933 in Brooklyn, New York City.
Angela Davis - civil rights activist - born January 16th 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama but grew up in Bronx Park South, Brooklyn.
Eduardo Rodriguez - economist - born October 23rd 1943 in Puerto Rico but raised in New York City.
Ruth Bancroft Davis - chemist - born March 8th 1919 in Jamaica, New York City.
Dwight Eisenhower - 34th President of the United States - born August 26th 1879 in Denison, Texas - died June 30th 1969 in Washington D.C.
The Saturday Evening Post was the first really successful mass-circulation magazine in the United States. This weekly journal began publishing in 1821 and continued in print until 1969, when it momentarily halted publication. However, a new owner redesigned the magazine in 1971 to focus on health and medical discoveries. The original magazine can now be found in many libraries worldwide.
In addition to articles about current events and science, the Post included stories about people's lives. It offered advice on home improvement (including recipes) and crafts, as well as anecdotes about famous people. These stories were written by members of the editorial staff or by other individuals who agreed to work for $1 per week.
The Post was so popular that there were often delays before its next issue could be mailed out. Thus, subscribers received their copies every week or biweekly.
Although not the first magazine, the Post is important in the history of journalism because it showed that magazines did not have to be devoted exclusively to news. Some magazines included more personal material than others, but all had at least some content that was not related to current affairs. This was a major change from the time when publications were mainly composed of advertisements for business owners looking to promote their products or services.
There were other magazines running during this period, such as National Era and American Whig Review, but none achieved the same level of success as the Post.