Soap Opera Update

Soap Opera Update was a magazine dedicated to the coverage of soap operas, co-founded by Angela Shapiro in 1988.[1][2] The magazine was published every three week.[3] It was purchased by Bauer Media Group in 1992. The magazine became popular on newsstands in the mid-1990s. However, due to a lack of subscriptions and promotion, and criticisms for mediocre content and "lazy" press coverage, the magazine was discontinued in late 2002. In 2006, the Update began issuing Soaps In Depth and releasing an annual issue to review the soaps of the past year and preview soaps for the new year.

This magazine also produced the Soap Opera Update Awards, similar to the Soap Opera Digest Awards.

See also


  1. Dana Kennedy (15 December 1992). "Soap opera magazines gaining in popularity". Daily News. New York. Associated Press. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  2. Angela Shapiro to leave ABC Daytime post
  3. Eleanor Blau (24 October 1988). "Soap Opera Magazines Fight For Fans' Hearts and Dollars". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
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