Angel Locsin has her 4th time cover in the Cosmopolitan Magazine. I find the magazine more powerful when I saw Angel smiling in the magazine stall; it is actually a great idea bringing back Angel as their cover.
The magazine content has a very good quality to read, It contains articles about both women and men’s health, relationships, fashion, make-ups and more.
But one thing that I observed was that, the magazine concentrates on Sex and Fashion more than anything. They actually have a separate booklet containing articles about sex positions that obviously advertised a lubricant product. I find it very uncomfortable to read considering that Cosmopolitan is a mass earned magazine especially to teens.
Comopolitan also concentrates on Fashion and has fewer articles about lifestyle which I think is more important. Advertisements also dominate some of the pages of the issue which actually happens all the time upon seeing the other magazine issues.
Cosmopolitan is an international magazine for women. It was first published in 1886 in the United States as a family magazine, was later transformed into a literary magazine and eventually became a women’s magazine in the late 1960s. Also known as Cosmo, its content as of 2011 included articles on relationships and sex, health, careers, self-improvement, celebrities, as well as fashion and beauty. Published by Hearts Magazine, Cosmopolitan has 63 international editions, is printed in 32 languages and is distributed in more than 100 countries.
Cosmopolitan began as a family magazine, launched in 1886 by Schlicht & Field as The Cosmopolitan.
Paul Schlicht told his first-issue readers that his publication was a “first-class family magazine”, adding, “There will be a department devoted exclusively to the interests of women, with articles on fashions, on household decoration, on cooking, and the care and management of children, etc.There was also a department for the younger members of the family.”
Cosmopolitan’s circulation reached 25,000 that year, but by March 1888, Schlicht & Field were no longer in business. John Brisbner acquired the magazine in 1889. That same year, he dispatched Elizabeth Bisland on a race around the world against Nellie Bly to try to draw some attention.
Under John Brisben Walker’s ownership, E. D. Walker, formerly with Harper’s Monthly, took over as the new editor, introducing color illustrations, serials and book reviews.. The magazine’s circulation climbed to 75,000 by 1892.
In 1897, Cosmopolitan announced plans for a free correspondence school: “No charge of any kind will be made to the student. All expenses for the present will be borne by the Cosmopolitan. No conditions, except a pledge of a given number of hours of study.” When 20,000 immediately signed up, Walker could not fund the school and students were then asked to contribute 20 dollars a year. Also in 1897, H.G Wells’ The Was of the Lords was serialized, as was his The First Men in the Moon (1900). Olive Scheiner contributed a lengthy article about the Boer War.
In 1905, William Randolph Hearts purchased the magazine for 400,000 (approximately $11,000,000 in 2007 prices) and brought in journalist Charles Edward Rusell, who contributed a series of investigative articles, including “The Growth of Caste in America” (March 1907), “At the Throat of the Republic” (December 1907 - March 1908) and “What Are You Going to Do About It?” (July 1910 - January 1911) and “Colorado - New Tricks in an Old Game” (December 1910).
Other contributors during this period included Alfred Henry Lewis, Sinclair lewis, A.J Cronin , David Graham Philips, George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair, and Ida Tarbell. A constant presence from 1910-18 was Aurthur Reebe, with 82 stories featuring Craig Kennedy, the “scientific detective.” Magazine illustrators included Francis Attwood, Dean Cornwell, James Flag, and Harisson Fisher
With a circulation of 1,700,000 in the 1930s, Cosmopolitan had an advertising income of $5,000,000. Emphasizing fiction in the 1940s, it was subtitled The Four-Book Magazine since the first section had one novelette, six or eight short stories, two serials, six to eight articles and eight or nine special features, while the other three sections featured two novels and a digest of current non-fiction books. During World War II, sales peaked at 2,000,000.
The magazine began to run less fiction during the 1950s. Circulation dropped to slightly over a million by 1955, a time when magazines were overshadowed during the rise of paperbacks and television. The Golden Age of magazines came to an end as mass market, general interest publications gave way to special interest magazines targeting specialized audience