Mass Media 15

TOPIC

How do weekly magazines reflect society?

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 I believe that weekly magazines reflect society in the three following ways.
 The first way is that weekly magazines show that what is popular now and what is not. Naturally, the number of weekly magazines about things which are becoming popular now increases and that of the ones about things which are becoming not popular decreases. This really reflects the trends of the society.
 The second way is that weekly magazines show that everything is to each his or her own. Any kinds of weekly magazines, even if rare ones, have its regular subscribers, which means that there are always people who love particular things no matter how rare it is. Different people have different taste and this is the truth about people.
 The third way is that weekly magazines show that who is popular now. Some weekly magazines tell many worldly things and a lot of gossip about famous people such as celebrities and politicians and influential CEOs. This reflects the times.
 As I mentioned, I believe that weekly magazines reflect society in the three aforementioned ways, through which they show what is popular now and what is not, and that everything is to each his or her own, and that who is popular now.

メモ

週刊雑誌は、以下に社会を反映しているか?です。
「週刊雑誌」とは、色々な方面の雑誌で週刊のものなのか、またはいわゆる週刊誌の事なのか、迷いました笑
アメリカでは、タイムが有名ですが、これは、日本の週刊誌とは、少し性質が異なると思いますし、でも、「tabloid」「people」といった、日本の週刊誌に近いものもありますね。