I looked at People magazine for MLP-12. This magazine features insight on celebrities and human-interest stories. Both the news and ad images were pleasant and appealing to the eye. I would say the publication is 50/50 as far as news and ad images are concerned. The advertisements ranged from celebrities promoting different products, feminine products, automobiles, and different food items. The people in the ads were very attractive. This is more than likely attributed to the notion that attractive people make products look attractive.
The major difference between the news images and ad images was the use of old and new photos for the news images. There was an article about Prince Will and his engagement to his long-time girlfriend Kate. There was a picture of the Prince's parents at the wedding ceremony and a portrait of them after the marriage. The article about President Bush's book Decision Points included a blast from the past picture of President and Laura Bush when they first got married as well. The ad images were more up-to-date and recent. The major similiarity is the use of pictures that seemed aimlessly flawless. Both images were staged as part of a photo shoot to promote the product or person.
The most important kinds of images in People magazine are those that are pleasing to the reader. The majority of the readers are women which is obvious in the types of articles and information included in the magazine. The feature article was about Ryan Reynolds who was deemed "The Sexiest Man Alive". The magazine falls into the soft news category and the images were "soft" as well. There were not any photos of anything heartwrenching. Everything exuded happiness or joy in the images. I do not think there was a disconnect between the ad images and the news images. The images mirrored each other and seemed as though they could interchanged between news and advertisments. It honestly seemd as if the magazine just included a bunch of images and some happened to have paragraphs of information.