People is an American weekly magazine that specializes in celebrity news, human-interest stories, and gossip. The magazine’s headquarters are in New York City, and it maintains editorial bureaus in Los Angeles and in London. In 1996, People launched a Spanish-language magazine entitled People en Español. In 2002, People Watch was introduced, focusing on the hit television series Selena.
About People (magazine) in brief
People is an American weekly magazine that specializes in celebrity news, human-interest stories, and gossip. With a readership of 46. 6 million adults in 2009, People had the largest audience of any American magazine, but it fell to second place in 2018 after its readership significantly declined to 35. 9 million. The magazine’s headquarters are in New York City, and it maintains editorial bureaus in Los Angeles and in London. People’s website, People. com, focuses on celebrity news and human interest stories. In 1996, People launched a Spanish-language magazine entitled People en Español. In 2002, People Watch was introduced, focusing on the hit television series Selena. The original issue of the original People magazine was distributed with two distinct covers, one featuring the murdered Tejano singer Selena and the other featuring the hit TV series Friends; the Selena cover sold out while the other sold out the other series. In 2006, it had a circulation of 3. 75 million and revenue expected to top USD 1. 5 billion. It was named \”Magazine of the Year\” by Advertising Age in October 2005, for excellence in editorial, circulation, and advertising. People ranked number 6 on Advertising Age’s annual \”A-list\” and number 3 on Adweek’s \”Brand Blazers\” list in October 2006. It is said that although Time Inc. pumped an estimated USD 40 million into the venture, the magazine only broke even 18 months after its debut on February 25, 1974.
The premier edition for the week ending March 4, 1974, featured actress Mia Farrow, then starring in the film The Great Gatsby, on the cover. That issue also featured stories on Gloria Vanderbilt, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and the wives of U.S. Vietnam veterans who were Missing In Action. The initial cover price was 35 cents. The core of the small founding editorial team included other editors, writers, photographers and photo editors from Life magazine, which had ceased publication just 13 months earlier. This group included managing editor Stolley, senior editors Hal Wingo, Sam Angeloff and Robert Emmett Ginna ; writers James Watters and Ronald B. Scott ; former Time senior editor Richard Burgheim ; Chief of Photography, John Loengard, to be succeeded by John Dominus, a noteworthy Life staff photographer; and design artist Bernard Waber, author, and illustrator of the Lyle The Crocodile book series for children. Many of the noteworthy Life photographers contributed to the magazine as well, including legends Alfred Eisenstaedt and Gjon Mili and rising stars Co Rentmeester, David Burnett and Bill Eppridge. Other members of the first editorial staff included editors and writers Ross Drake Drake, Ralph Novak, Bina Bernard, James Jerome Moore, Sally Moore, Joyce Wansley, Curt Clare Crawford-asonne, later an editor of The Times-Picayune.