An Investigation of Content and Media Images in Gay Men's Magazines

@article{Saucier2008AnIO,
  title={An Investigation of Content and Media Images in Gay Men's Magazines},
  author={Jason A. Saucier and Sandra L Caron},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2008},
  volume={55},
  pages={504 - 523}
}
ABSTRACT This study provides an analysis of gay men's magazines, examining both the content and advertisements. Four magazine titles were selected, including The Advocate, Genre, Instinct, and Out, each targeting gay men as its target audience. These magazines were coded for both article content and advertisement content. In the advertisement analysis, both the type of advertisement and characteristics of the men depicted within the advertisement when present. The results mirror previous… Expand
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