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Magazine Journalism

Magazine journalism refers to the application of journalistic tools to create articles for magazines rather than for newspapers. Modern magazine journalism emphasizes facts but presents them using storytelling techniques and literary devices such as detailed descriptions, rhetorical questions, metaphors, and similes. Magazine articles tend to adopt a particular angle (i.e., a specific subject or point of view), which may be controversial, edgy, sensational, or personal. Therefore, it is not surprising for magazine journalists to write with an informal tone, in first-person voice, or even with colloquial language. Such style of writing is believed to make magazines more accessible to consumers. This entry reviews the history of magazines and the rise of the magazine industry, primarily, in the United States. It then briefly discusses some of ...

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