Monday, November 3, 2008

10 Magazines to Grasp the International Scene

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According to an article in a leading local Chinese newspaper, it is stated that in order to have a better understanding of the world events, you need to read the following ten magazines:

1. Time: This is a weekly American news magazine. A Taiwanese mentions that: it is a heavyweight international news magazines read even by upper secondary school students so you can’t afford not to read it. Time magazine is famous for its annual “Person of the Year” cover story. It was founded by Briton Hadden and Henry Luce in 1923 as the first weekly news magazine in the United States.

2. Newsweek: It is mentioned in the newspaper that its style is more liberal than Time, but more conservative than U.S. News & World Report. It is said that Newsweek provides not only news but a magazine full of lifestyle trend. The first issue was published on February 17, 1933. News-Week as it was originally known was founded by Thomas J.C. Martyn.

3. Harvard Business Review: It is published by Harvard Business School Publishing since 1922. It is a monthly magazine famous for articles contributed by scholars and management thinkers such as Peter F. Drucker and Michael E. Porter. When you read the magazine you are also reading the same material as read by the CEOs around the world.

4. The Economist: According to someone from Aveda who loves reading magazines, he says when you have no time to read then read only one magazine and that is The Economist. It is able to interpret world events that no other commercial magazines can take its place. The magazine was founded in 1843 by James Wilson.

5. Fast Company: It is a magazine about, among other things, innovation, change management and social responsibility. It was launched in 1995 by Alan Webber and Bill Taylor,

6. Wallpaper*: A monthly magazine about travel, design, entertainment, fashion and media. The magazine was started by Canadian journalist Tyler Brule in London in 1996. Its reporting style is short and amusing.

7. Monocle: The magazine provides a world perspective on international affairs,design and culture. It was founded by Tyler Brule, a Canadian journalist and entrepreneur in 2007.

8. The New Yorker: The magazine is about politics, social issues and popular culture. “The Talk of the town” is the most popular column. It is founded by Harold Ross and his wife in 1925.

9. Vogue: This magazine, founded by Arthur Baldwin Turnure in 1892, is more than 100 years old. It is about fashion and lifestyle and it is the most influential female magazine.

10. Fortune: It is founded by Henry Luce in 1930. It is a business magazine famous for its Fortune 500 list.

One prominent magazine which is missing in the list is Forbes. B.C. Forbes founded the magazine in 1917. It is one of the most quoted magazines for, among others, a list of The Richest People in America (The Forbes 400) and a list of The World’s Billionaires.

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