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Differences Between Magazines, Newspapers and Journals

Differences Between Magazines, Newspapers and Journals

  MAGAZINES NEWSPAPERS JOURNALS
Types of Articles Popular Popular Scholarly
Examples

Time

Sports Illustrated

Vogue

Arizona Republic

New York Times

Wall Street Journal

Current Research in Social Psychology

Environmental Research

Journal of Open Innovation

Value and Uses
  • Current events and news
  • Brief, factual information
  • Short articles
  • Interviews
  • News stories
  • Current information
  • Local and regional focus
  • Analysis and opinion of current events
  • Reports of original research
  • In-depth analysis of topics
  • Lengthy articles
  • Statistical information
Authors Journalists Journalists Researchers, academics, scholars
Sources Original sources can be obscure Sources are rarely cited in full Footnotes and bibliographies
Publishers Commercial / trade publisher Commercial / trade publisher Professional organizations, universities, research institutes and scholarly presses
Graphics
  • Many graphics and photos
  • Glossy ads
  • Photos, graphics and charts
  • Many ads
  • Graphs, charts and tables
  • Ads are very rare

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