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Parade is an American nationwide Sunday newspaper magazine, distributed in more than 700 newspapers in the United States. It was founded in 1941 and is owned by 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. As of 2010[update], its editor is Maggie Murphy.
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.
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 Parade.com 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)
"Parade celebrates the emotional touchstones of American life: We cherish family, friendship, the pride of small towns, and the rush of big cities. We champion good food and great writers. We believe in living longer, healthier and happier. We adore holidays. We honor service. We delight in all types of personalities, from pop stars to presidents to favorite pets. We respect the past but we live in the present. Above all else, we believe in America. We know who we are, and we're confident about where we're going."
"What People Earn" is a yearly special issue typically in early spring.
"Where America Lives" is an ongoing thematic feature.
"What America Eats" is presented seasonally throughout the year.
"The Giving Issue" is typically in the issue reaching readers on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.
The magazine has a lag time to publication of about ten days.