Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly
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Volume 1, Number 1 (February 16, 1990), cover featuring singer k.d. lang
EditorHenry Goldblatt[1]
Former editorsRick Tetzeli,[2] Jess Cagle, Matt Bean[1]
CategoriesEntertainment
FrequencyWeekly
Total circulation
(2013)
1.8 million[3]
FounderDavid Morris
First issueFebruary 16, 1990; 28 years ago (1990-02-16)
CompanyMeredith Corporation
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City, ew.com
1049-0434
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Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.

Different from celebrity-focused publications like Us Weekly, People (a sister magazine to EW), and In Touch Weekly, EW primarily concentrates on entertainment media news and critical reviews. However, unlike Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, which are aimed at industry insiders, EW targets a more general audience.

History

The first issue was published on February 16, 1990.[4][5]

Created by Jeff Jarvis and founded by Michael Klingensmith, who served as publisher until October 1996,[6] the magazine's original television advertising soliciting pre-publication subscribers portrayed it as a consumer guide to popular culture, including movies, music, and book reviews, sometimes with video game and stage reviews, too. ("the post-modern Farmers' Almanac").[clarification needed]

In 1996, the magazine won the coveted National Magazine Award for General Excellence from the American Society of Magazine Editors. EW won the same award again in 2002.[7]

In September 2016, in collaboration with People, Entertainment Weekly launched the People/Entertainment Weekly Network. The network is "a free, ad-supported online-video network carries short- and long-form programming covering celebrities, pop culture, lifestyle and human-interest stories". It was rebranded as PeopleTV in September 2017.[8]

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Simple English: Entertainment Weekly
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吴语: 娱乐周刊
中文: 娱乐周刊