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Types of Periodicals: Popular Magazines

Uses and features of journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Types of Periodicals

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Popular Magazine Characteristics

  • Current events & news
  • Primary source for popular culture
  • Short articles
  • Interviews
  • Some book reviews

Taken from Maclean's, November 16, 2105.

  • Non-technical, often simple, language

Taken from Maclean's, November 16, 2105, pg 23.

  • Journalists

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  • Original sources can be obscure


Taken from Maclean's, November 16, 2105, pg 20.

  • Commercial/trade publishers
  • Glitzy
  • Many graphics and pictures
  • Lots of color ads

Taken from Maclean's, November 16, 2105, pg. 37.

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