Remake, Remodel

Remake, Remodel : Women's Magazines in the Digital Age

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What is a magazine? For decades, women's magazines were regularly published, print-bound guidebooks aimed at neatly defined segments of the female audience. Crisp pages, a well-composed visual aesthetic, an intimate tone, and a distinctive editorial voice were among the hallmarks of women's glossies up through the turn of this century. Yet amidst an era of convergent media technologies, participatory culture, and new demands from advertisers, questions about the identity of women's magazines have been cast up for reflection. Remake, Remodel: Women's Magazines in the Digital Age offers a unique glimpse inside the industry and reveals how executives and content creators are remaking their roles, their audiences, and their products at this critical historic juncture. Through in-depth interviews with women's magazine producers, an examination of hundreds of trade press reports, and in-person observations at industry summits, Brooke Erin Duffy chronicles a fascinating shift in print culture and technology from the magazine as object to the magazine as brand. She draws on these findings to contribute to timely debates about media producers' labor conditions, workplace hierarchies, and creative processes in light of transformed technologies and media economies.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252037960
  • 9780252037962

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"Remake, Remodel offers a compelling look at the ways in which a shifting media landscape is provoking structural changes in labor organization, content development, and professional identity within the women's magazine industry."--Journal of American Culture "A remarkable case study of an industry in flux, Duffy's well-researched book would be an asset to any course on magazine media in general and on women's magazines in particular."--Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly "A timely, well-researched account of recent shifts in the women's magazine industry and the impact of these changes on publishers and consumers. Duffy's book offers an engaging analysis of the ways in which magazine producers have been compelled to engage with new media platforms in the quest to maintain profitability."--Anna Gough-Yates, author of Understanding Women's Magazines: Publishing, Markets and Readerships in Late-Twentieth Century Britainshow more

About Brooke Erin Duffy

Brooke Erin Duffy is an assistant professor of advertising at Temple University and the coeditor of Key Readings in Media Today: Mass Communications in Contexts.show more

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