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Photoplay‘s Fan Nation
by Katherine Fusco

Photoplay’s Fan NationKatherine FuscoAre we all teen girls? Much foundational work on film fandom and the fan magazine in particular has focused on a young, female audience. And for good reason: in work on film audiences such as Shelley Stamp’s Movie...

What is a mass-circulation magazine?
by Faye Hammill

What is a mass-circulation magazine? by Faye Hammill What is a mass-circulation magazine? Some twentieth-century American titles reached peak circulations of seven, eight or nine million. This meant, as the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) data...

The New Yorker by the Numbers
By Daniel Worden

The New Yorker by the Numbersby Daniel WordenIn its first issue, published with a cover date of February 21, 1925, The New Yorker declares itself to be a serious magazine, with a distinctive humorous tone and a commitment to facts:The New Yorker starts...

The Smart Set of Data
by Craig J. Saper

The Smart Set of Databy Craig J. Saper Founded in 1900 by William d’Alton Mann, The Smart Set became important when H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan edited the magazine (1914 -1923) adding a new subtitle, A Magazine of Cleverness. They soon...