Magazine websites are complementary to the print edition of magazines and deliver supplemental material and other benefits to subscribers of the print edition. The websites reflect an ongoing trend of media convergence, which refers to the redefinition of technological, economic, and global media environments when new technologies and forms of media arise. Many news and entertainment media organizations that once provided only print or audiovisual content now offer content in multiple forms, including text, video, and podcasts. Magazine websites allow magazines to provide audiovisual and text content.

Unlike newspapers, magazines usually focus on specific topics, while unlike scholarly journals they are not peer reviewed and do not necessarily have an academic or scientific focus. Among the categories of specialized magazines are women, lifestyle, health, men, ...

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