People Magazine Writer


Dana Damato is a fan and aspiring writer/contributor for People Magazine.

People Magazine, originally called People Weekly, is a weekly American magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Time Inc. As of 2006, it has a circulation of 3.75 million and revenue expected to top $1.5 billion. It was named “Magazine of the Year” by Advertising Age in October 2005, for excellence in editorial, circulation and advertising. People ranked #6 on Advertising Age’s annual “A-list” and #3 on Adweek’s “Brand Blazers” list in October 2006.

The magazine runs a roughly 50/50 mix of celebrity and human-interest articles. People’s editors claim to refrain from printing pure celebrity gossip, enough so to lead celebrity publicists to propose exclusives to the magazine, evidence of what one staffer calls a “publicist-friendly strategy”.

People’s website, People.com, focuses exclusively on celebrity news. In February 2007, the website drew 39.6 million page views “within a day” of the Golden Globes. However “the mother ship of Oscar coverage” broke a site record with 51.7 million page views on the day after the Oscars, beating the previous record set just a month before from the Golden Globes.

People is perhaps best known for its yearly special issues naming “Most Beautiful People”, “The Best Dressed”, and “The Sexiest Man Alive”.

The magazine maintains a single editorial bureau in Los Angeles. Due to economic reasons it has recently closed bureaus in New York City, Austin, Miami, Chicago, and London.

On April 6, 2010, a Greek edition of People began publication