Sunday magazine is a publication inserted into a Sunday newspaper.
It also has been known as a Sunday supplement, Sunday newspaper
Sunday magazine section. Traditionally, the articles in
these magazines cover a wide range of subjects, and the content is not
as current and timely as the rest of the newspaper.
1 United States
1.1 19th century
1.2 20th century
2 United Kingdom
4 See also
5 External links
With the rise of rotogravure printing in the 19th century, Sunday
magazines offered better reproduction of photographs, and their varied
contents could include columns, serialized novels, short fiction,
illustrations, cartoons, puzzles and assorted entertainment features.
Janice Hume, instructor in journalism history at Kansas State
University, noted, "The early Sunday magazines were latter
19th-century inventions and really linked to the rise of the
department store and wanting to get those ads to women readers."
In 1869, the
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle published what is regarded as the
first Sunday magazine, and the
Chicago Inter Ocean
Chicago Inter Ocean added color to its
The New York Times Magazine
The New York Times Magazine was published on September 6,
1896, and it contained the first photographs ever printed in that
newspaper. During the 1890s, publications were inserted into Joseph
New York World
New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York
Journal. Hearst had the eight-page Women's Home Journal and the
16-page Sunday American Magazine, which later became The American
Weekly. In November 1896, Morrill Goddard, editor of the New York
Journal from 1896 to 1937, launched Hearst's Sunday magazine, later
commenting, "Nothing is so stale as yesterday's newspaper, but The
American Weekly may be around the house for days or weeks and lose
none of its interest."
Gene Pressler cover for The National Sunday Magazine (Los Angeles
Times, July 4, 1915).
Joseph P. Knapp published the Associated Sunday Magazine from 1903 to
1905. His Every Week, published between 1915 and 1918, reached a
circulation of more than 550,000. This was, however, not a Sunday
magazine—because it appeared separately on newsstands on Monday
The National Sunday Magazine was published on a semimonthly basis
during the early part of the 20th century by the Abbott & Briggs
New York Herald Tribune
New York Herald Tribune Sunday Magazine began in 1927. This Week
magazine was launched February 24, 1935. At its peak in 1963, This
Week was distributed with 42 Sunday newspapers having a total
circulation of 14.6 million. Prior to 1942, it was similar to the
Sunday Grit Story Section, in that it carried 80% fiction. This Week
dropped serials in 1940, and in 1942, it shifted the balance to 52%
articles and 48% fiction. The magazine was discontinued in 1969.
Founded in 1941, Parade became the most widely read magazine in the
United States with a circulation of 32.4 million and a readership of
nearly 72 million.
Family Weekly was circulated in smaller cities and towns beginning in
1953. It was later incorporated into USA Weekend, which began in 1985.
By the 1990s, more than half of American newspapers carried USA
Weekend or Parade. USA Weekend, which reported a 22 million
circulation in the 1990s, could be inserted into Friday, Saturday or
Sunday newspapers, while Parade restricted distribution only to Sunday
In 1977, The Washington Post's Sunday supplement, Potomac Magazine,
The Washington Post
The Washington Post Magazine.
In 1994, Parade began React magazine, aimed at middle-schoolers. It
was offered only to Parade-subscribing newspapers. After five years,
React was in 225 newspapers with over four million circulation.
Newspapers used React in their Newspapers in Education programs.
Most of the UK Saturday and Sunday broadsheet and tabloid papers
include one or more supplements. These include the Guardian "Weekend"
magazine and "Guide" arts listings and the
Sunday Telegraph "Stella"
and "Seven" magazines.
^ a b Woodward, Calvin. "Rough Seas: Say a prayer for the Sunday
magazine, a meandering journey for the mind that's sailed into some
dangerous waters", American Society of News Editors: The American
Editor, October-November, 1999.
^ The New York Times Timeline 1881-1910. Retrieved on 2009-03-13.
^ Nasaw, David. The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst.
Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
^ Crowell, Collier, Knapp, Ketupa.net
^ a b Platnick, Norm. "The Sunday Magazine", updated from the original
version in the Illustrator Collector's News, May-June 1999.
^ Knapp's Week
^ 'Parade' expands its circulation reach - Crain's New York Business
^ a b Bischoff, Susan. "Most people get Parade or USA Weekend",
American Society of News Editors: The American Editor,
^ The Washington Post, "General Information History of the Post".
Sunday Magazine Editors Association