About Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone is an American magazine that focuses on pop culture. It was founded in 1967 by Jann Wenner in San Francisco. It was first known for musical coverage and political reporting but now has many different features including news, video, music, politics, TV, movies, sports, etc.. To start off his new endeavor Wenner borrowed $7,500 from his family. When Rolling Stone first started it mainly centered on music especially appealing to the hippie counterculture but it took rise when it added political coverage to its arsenal.
Rolling Stone's Audience
Of course when Rolling stone first took off their main focus was on music so they appealed to people who found music enjoyable and considered themselves to be music enthusiasts. Now, music is still a big part of the ambiance of Rolling Stone, which is shown through their ads containing concert tickets and their big headlines encompassing something or the other about music. However, they now appeal to wider audience which is shown through the many different features they showcase on their website.
"DONALD TRUMP VS. MADONNA: EVERYTHING WE KNOW"
This article was written by Brittany Spanos who uses a conversational tone yet formal diction to explain to her readers the feud between singer and president, Madonna and Trump. The conversational tone starts off with the title which displays a gossipy attitude through the use of "everything we know" as if she's about to "spill the tea" on two close friends. The author remains unbiased, but in my eye, there's slight favor towards Madonna. This seems likely to me because of the amount of evidence the author uses against Trump versus Madonna. Madonna's opinions on Trump are definitely voiced more in this article than Trump's against Madonna (although briefly mentioned). However, there was an article linked at the side of this one with the title "Trump on Madonna: She's Disgusting", so maybe the author felt as if Trump's opinions had been highlighted enough. Overall, the effect the author is trying to have definitely seems favored towards Madonna especially how the author uses Madonna's quotes that in suit Trump either by calling him weak or ugly. The intention of this article seems to be to prove that Madonna was the clear winner of this feud.
Rolling Stone's twitter is taken care of well in the sense that each tweet has a picture to go along with it and a link to the article that it mentions. Also, they post regularly, reaching about 3-5 posts per hour. A limitation that seems apparent in their twitter is that the word count seems to be compiled entirely of a basic headline which may not draw the audience in that well. However, the more interesting topics might get clicked on by someone strolling through twitter.