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While there is a lot of information on the internet, magazines are by no means a dying breed! The beautiful glossy photos, easy-on-the-eyes text, and in-depth exclusives from experts and aficionados have few rivals for pure production quality compared to web sites. From dogs to planes to the outdoors to celebrities to science to a seemingly infinite number of other interests, it’s a guarantee that somewhere there is a magazine about something you love that you’re not subscribing to. With the majority of magazines costing roughly a movie rental or two for an entire year, what are you waiting for? To help you get started, Just Magazines is here with a quick recap of the world of magazines. While the niche topics available are innumerable, magazines tend to fall into four general categories.
If you were to name magazines off of the top of your head, chances are most of the names you recite would fall under “general interest” magazines. Since they are meant to appeal to a wide audience, they tend to be more popular and command rack space at your grocery store. The articles tend to be shorter and an easier read, with many pictures, which is great for getting the feel of popular culture and solid, basic information on important current events. There also tend to be many advertisements, as high circulation means high demand and huge profits for the magazine publishers.
Niche magazines tend to cover specific topics for enthusiasts. Whether you like trains, hot air balloons, popular science, video games, cosmetics, fitness, or a million other things that are about innumerable interests, there’s a magazine about something you love. In-depth articles and exclusive information all financed by companies that provide goods and services related to your interest usually make for some of the best information available on some subjects, often rivaling the world wide web which often cannot compare to magazines in quality, as it makes it more difficult for an organization with paid staff to turn a profit. Not to mention-even the fanciest most expensive monitor on the market just doesn’t hold a candle to the image quality in a glossy, full-color magazine!
There are also scholarly or academic magazines. While niche magazines tend to be more commercially-oriented, these magazines are more focused on pure knowledge-based topics. As they are usually not as filled with advertising in order to make sure that the content and articles aren’t compromised in order to keep advertisers happy, subscription prices tend to be a bit higher. However, they are often the exclusive source of the latest information on some subjects. These are mostly methods for students and scientists to share information and research so that they can peer review experiments and data, or discuss issues specific to that field. If you have a serious academic interest in anything, subscribing to relevant magazines and journals is a must.
In stark contrast, the final general type of magazine is the sensational or tabloid magazine. They often are laid out like smaller newspapers, but unlike newspapers, tend to have a very specific focus on celebrities and popular concerns such as fad diets and fashion. The pages tend to be more pictures than words, usually of celebrities and often wrapped up in some sort of scandal. Usually the content is provided by freelancers and paparazzi, and mainly focuses on the sensational. The journalistic integrity of what is printed is often quite dubious! However, these sorts of magazines sell very well, and we understand if you don’t want to admit that you love the gossip-we won’t tell!
There are a lot of magazines out there for you to subscribe to, and there is likely something out there that you love that you’re not subscribing to. What are you waiting for? There are lots of special rates and discounts available on the internet. You’re only a few clicks away from having the best information on your favorite subjects delivered to your door.
More here: The Many Interests and Topics in Magazines
Old as they may be, the magazines and periodicals you browse through in your dentist’s waiting room or at the hair dresser are endlessly fascinating, especially the celebrity photos, news articles and entertainment issues. If you love following the stars, political giants, and the lives of the rich and famous, then getting the latest celebrity news is also as easy now as going on line. No subscriptions are even necessary.
Numerous internet, entertainment, and celebrity gossip websites feature astoundingly interesting photographs of your favorite people. News stories revealing their lives, loves and illicit behaviors make each famous character come to life and sometimes the pictures really do speak louder than words. Each publication has its specialties and its own editorial personality. And all the fun stuff is reflected in imagery, story presentation and the interactive nature of the website with viewers, users, and advertisers.
But it’s the photographs of the famous and the infamous in candid, unguarded moments that are the secrets to holding our rapt attention. Online entertainment news agencies have brought the evil paparazzi back into the limelight – surrounded by myth and perhaps unduly maligned.
The Mythical Paparazzi
What would we do without them?
Some of the most exciting features on celebrity entertainment news sites are the pictures taken by paparazzi photographers. The reputation of these perceived annoying invaders is well known and they have even been called mosquitoes because they can be so annoying. But it should be remembered that when we are enjoying the published stories and the great paparazzi photos of the people we find so fascinating in film, television, and news, we are actually enjoying the results of the hard work of the paparazzi. And many of the legends and myths about them can be dispelled.
Who are they really?
Paparazzi is an Italian term used to refer to photojournalists who specialize in candid photographs of celebrities, politicians and other prominent people. They are really skilled and imaginative picture takers who tend to be independent contractors, unaffiliated with mainstream media organizations. Given their more innovative natures and technical abilities, the paparazzi should really be considered free lance photographers. They not only supply their work to various publications and the media, but they are attached to celebrity internet sites or online news agencies.
Are they lawbreakers who are hated by the rich and famous?
Freelance photographers as a group are law abiding citizens and they are only permitted by the First Amendment to snap pictures of public figures as long as they (the celebs) are in public places. And if you think from all the vitriol that photo journalists are hated by their subjects, that’s not entirely true either. Most celebrities understand that fantastic photos will keep them viewed in magazines and entertainment web sites. Many actually welcome and even invite the exposure.
Do the paparazzi really hang out in trees?
It’s easier for a photographer to trace celebrities’ schedules and either beat them to their events or wait outside their favorite coffee spots or gyms. But, even if the paparazzo does not climb a tree, the job is still not an easy one due to hours and hours of waiting around on sore feet in either freezing cold or the hot sun to get just the right angle or to meet a prominent person who may never show up.
Do they make a lot of money?
If the subject of the news articles is involved in a big scandal or the photographer gets a great shot of a celebrity doing something really extraordinary, there might be a higher value to the pictures. Every paparazzo dreams of such a scenario. A posed shot is not the goal. The ultimate challenge for the photographer is to catch the famed in normal movements like walking down a street or drinking coffee, giving a child a piggy-back ride, or holding hands with a loved one. There is more compensation for outstanding candid camera shots than for anything posed.
Are they all uneducated degenerates?
It may come as a surprise but most paparazzi are actually college graduates, former photo journalists, business owners, school teachers, and even doctors. They are drawn to the field because of their fascination with human interest stories and the resulting combination of creative photography with expert reporting – tantamount to the perfect storm that results in truly artistic journalism.
Next time you pick up that celebrity magazine or entertainment news publication at your dentist’s office, local barber shop or hair salon – or you discover the fantastic views and viewpoints at your favorite online entertainment news stop, keep in mind that the mythological evil paparazzi had a major hand in bringing you that enjoyment. There is always more than one side to every story and a tall tale holds no interest in today’s world without imaginative photography.
Read this article: Online Entertainment News – Myths About the Maligned Paparazzi