The number of popular type science magazines on the shelves at the local bookstore and the magazine racks has grown exponentially. In fact, why don’t you go and see for yourself The Gorila. Go buy yourself a cup of coffee and go to the magazine rack and pick up all the science magazines and then go sit back down to page through them.
This is something that I do once a month just to give me ideas and keep myself up on all the innovations in the world Net Jeb. By the time you get done picking up all these magazines there will be 15 to 20 of them. But where do they all come from? How much popular present science news is there in the world?
If you do this each month, like I do as a habit, you will note that eventually all the stories start looking the same. And each one of these science magazine seems to be trying to compete with the next Bitly USA. It is my personal opinion that these magazines are losing their grip, and they are becoming less scientific and more like “People Magazine, ” the only difference is there are fewer pages.
These magazines that used to have specific information, and often had science research papers printed within their pages now are more about generalities, as they are geared towards the average citizen. There are fewer science articles and more fluff each and every month vents Today. Indeed, they must not be doing very well because I’ve also noted that they have lowered prices to $2. 99, $3. 99 and $4. 99 at the major bookstores and magazine racks now. The first year of the economist magazine was 1843 when it started as a weekly news and international affair publication. It has evolved into a weekly magazine that targets people with main interest in Business, Economics, Global economy and Politics with above the average level of intelligence. Indeed it takes some effort to read and comprehend the Economist if you are outside the areas of business, trade or government.
One of the most interesting features of the Economist is the way that the articles are written; there is a uniform voice from the first up to the last page of every printed issue, giving the impression that only one person writes the content. According to the magazine’s editors, it is more important to promote a unique personality and style to the magazine, rather than promote individual writers.
The magazine’s special report feature running every fortnight is also one of the main characteristics focusing on a standard topic like Countries and regions, Business, as well as Finance and Economics. And the Technology quarterly, a special section that gets published every three months, targets the latest trends and recent advancements in science and technology.
The Economist magazine has a very loyal audience; the weekly circulation is nearly 1. 5 million issues and almost half of them are sold in the united states; a major portion of the economist subscription volumes comes from other continents, mainly Europe and Asia. It is interesting however to notice a decrease in the search trend for the magazine in main search engines like google and Yahoo, possibly indicating a change in loyalty and habits from those who follow the magazine closely.
The publication is always facing criticism throughout its history, not to mention censorship attempts from political regimes. Recent criticism example is a claim that the magazine was clearly promoting Obama throughout it’s running for Office. One of the latest successful censorship attempts was the ban of the circulation of the magazine in 2006 in Iran, because of the mentioning of the Persian Gulf simply as ‘Gulf’ in one of the maps.