March 13, 2006

News Magazine Pages by Topic

National Affairs Global/ International Entertainment/ Celebrity Business Health/ Medical Science Personal Finance
1980 35 19 4 11 2
1985 31 22 4 13 3
1990 23 25 5 9 3
1995 35 13 7 10 4 3
2000 29 11 8 11 6 4
2001 30 15 8 10 8 3
2002 23 15 10 11 9 3
2003 25 19 8 9 8 3
2004 30 15 8 8 8 2
2005 21 17 9 9 10 3

The three major news magazines have devoted more space to lifestyle and celebrity topics over the last quarter century, but national and international affairs, while declining, remain the dominant topics.