Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: MAGZINE WAR GUID FOR JUNE-JULY, 1943

Monday, February 27, 2006

MAGZINE WAR GUID FOR JUNE-JULY, 1943

MAGZINE WAR GUID FOR JUNE-JULY, 1943
From the Magazine division of Office of War Information, Washington

1 WOMEN IN NECESSARY SERVICES:
This is the instruction for editors about how to make use of every woman in the war. Dorothy Ducas stated clearly about how to activate women at home to work for the war.
At the end of this section, Ducas offered the contact information of her colleague who will be the one helping magazines to set up standard story line.
2 JULY COVERS:
She even offered her suggestion about what kind of picture should be used for covers for July. That actually could be part of the massive propaganda at that time. Maybe at that time, government was about to do a campaign about women working for the War.
3 STREAMLINED HOUSE KEEPING
(Special suggestion for editors of Women’s and Home Magzines)
She suggests magazines to cooperate with the persuasion about women working at a war job and taking care of her family as well. She believe the next step, after all the preparation, should be editorials—the most direct way to do the plain moralizer persuasion.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

The magazine guide illustrates the partnership between the government and the media, in this case magazine editors, that exists in popular war. The OWI provided "guidance" and coordination and the media executed these campaigns in the course of their normal activities. Editorials, advertisements, illustrations, photo essays all containing the messages suggested by the OWI.

3/01/2006 10:20 PM  

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