Parade (magazine)

This article is about the American magazine. For the British men's magazine, see Parade (British magazine). For other uses, see Parade (disambiguation).
Editor Anne Krueger
Frequency Weekly (Sundays)
Circulation 32 m
Publisher Athlon Publishing
Founder Field Enterprises
Year founded 1941
Country United States
OCLC number 1772138

Parade is an American nationwide Sunday newspaper magazine, distributed in more than 700 newspapers in the United States.[1] It was founded in 1941 and is owned by Athlon Publishing, which purchased it from Advance Publications. The most widely read magazine in the U.S., Parade has a circulation of 32 million and a readership of 54.1 million.[2]  As of 2015, its editor is Anne Krueger.[3]

Publishing history

The magazine was started by Field Enterprises in 1941. John Hay Whitney, publisher of the New York Herald Tribune, bought Parade in 1958. Booth Newspapers purchased it in 1973. Booth was purchased by Advance Publications in 1976, and Parade became a separate operating unit within Advance.[4]

The magazine is printed on newsprint, although usually a higher quality of newsprint than the rest of the newspapers it accompanies but of lesser quality than magazine paper.

The magazine has one main feature article, often a smaller feature article, and a number of regular columns. There is also a significant amount of advertising for consumer products, some with clipable coupons or tear-off business reply cards.

Parade Digital Partners is a distribution network that includes the web site and over 700 of the magazine's partner newspaper web sites. Parade Digital Partners has a reach of more than 30 million monthly unique visitors (comScore Q1 2014)

Past and present features

See also: Category:Parade High School All-Americans and List of U.S. high school basketball national player of the year awards

Special editions

Publishing lag time

The magazine has a lag time to publication of about ten days, which has caused the magazine to print statements that were out-of-date by the time Parade was publicly available in a weekend newspaper.

The January 6, 2008 edition cover and main article asked whether Benazir Bhutto was "America's best hope against Al-Qaeda," after her December 27, 2007 assassination.[11] In response to reader and media[12][13] complaints (and besides individual newspapers noting the discrepancy to prevent reader confusion), Parade stated on their website:

"Dear Parade Readers, Parade publishes more than 32 million copies of each issue and distributes them to 415 newspapers across the country. In order to meet our printing, distribution and insertion deadlines, we must send the issue to the printer three weeks before the cover date. Our Benazir Bhutto issue, for example, went to press on Dec. 19. By the time Ms. Bhutto was slain on Dec. 27, this issue of Parade was already printed and shipped to our partner newspapers. Recalling, reprinting and redistributing our January 6 issue was not an option."[14]

A similar incident, albeit of a lesser scale, occurred in the February 11, 2007 issue when Walter Scott's "Personality Parade" reported that Barbaro, an American thoroughbred racehorse and winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby, was in a stable condition. Barbaro was euthanized thirteen days earlier, on January 29, 2007.[15]

On April 27, 2014, Walter Scott's "Personality Parade" reported that Joby Ogwyn would BASE jump in a wingsuit from the summit of Mount Everest live on the Discovery Channel in May 2014. However, before the edition appeared in print, the government of Nepal closed Mount Everest to climbers because of an avalanche on April 18, 2014 that killed 16 Sherpas, including five Sherpas working for the Discovery Channel in advance of Ogwyn's planned jump, causing the event to be canceled.


  1. About Us - Parade Magazine at the Wayback Machine (archived December 12, 2008)
  2. GfK MRI Fall l2013; comScore, Q1 2014, Parade Media Group [E]: circulation: January 2014 AAM, CAC, VAC & Publishers' Statements 9/30/2013
  3. "Athlon Names New 'Parade' Editor". Nashville Post. Jan 9, 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  4. Ping Shaw (1999). "Internationalization of the women's magazine industry in Taiwan context, process and influence". Asian Journal of Communication. 9 (2). Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  5. Clodfelter, Tim (March 15, 2016). "SAM". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  6. Huff, Doug. "EA SPORTS Boys & Girls All-Americans". Archived from the original on March 15, 2015.
  7. "Felder signs with Lady Bulldogs". Athens Banner-Herald. April 13, 2000. Archived from the original on March 15, 2015.
  8. Cohen, Haskell (January 14, 1979). "Parade's First All-America High School Soccer Team". Parade. p. 20. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  9. "Named to the PARADE All-American team". June 2003. Archived from the original on March 15, 2015.
  10. Woo, Elaine (2001-05-26). "Lloyd Shearer; Leader of the 'Personality Parade'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  11. Archived September 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. Leventis, Angie. "Featured Articles From The Chicago Tribune". Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  13. "'Parade' Interview Fails to Note Bhutto's Death". NPR. 2008-01-06. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  14. Archived January 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. Archived November 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
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