News magazine

Magazine about current events
2512, a monthly news magazine published in Réunion.

A news magazine is a typed, printed, and published magazine, radio or television program, usually published weekly, consisting of articles about current events. News magazines generally discuss stories, in greater depth than do newspapers or newscasts, and aim to give the consumer an understanding of the important events beyond the basic facts.

Broadcast news magazines

Radio news magazines are similar to television news magazines. Unlike radio newscasts, which are typically about five minutes in length, radio news magazines can run from 30 minutes to three hours or more.

Television news magazines provide a similar service to print news magazines, but their stories are presented as short television documentaries rather than written articles. These broadcasts serve as an alternative in covering certain issues more in-depth than regular newscasts. The formula, first established by Panorama on the BBC in 1953 has proved successful around the world. Television news magazines provide several stories not seen on regular newscasts, including celebrity profiles, coverage of big businesses, hidden camera techniques, better international coverage, exposing and correcting injustices, in-depth coverage of a headline story, and hot topic interviews.

In the United States, television news magazines were very popular in the 1990s since they were a cheap and easy way to better use the investment in national television network news departments. Television news magazines once aired five nights a week on most television networks.[1] However, with the success of reality shows, news magazines have largely been supplanted. Reality shows cost slightly less to produce and attain a younger and more loyal audience than the news magazines they replaced. Thus, the audience once attracted to news magazine shows has largely drifted to cable television, where common news magazine topics such as nature, science, celebrities, and politics all have their own specialty channels.

Most commercial broadcasting television stations have local news that refers to news coverage of events in a local context which would not typically be of interest to those of other localities, or otherwise be of national or international scope.

Notable print news magazines

Major newsmagazines
Newsmagazine Country of origin
Klan Albania
Mapo Albania
Noticias Argentina
CartaCapital Brazil
Época Brazil
IstoÉ Brazil
Veja Brazil
L'actualité Canada
Maclean's Canada
Semana Colombia
Visión Colombia
Týden Czech Republic
Respekt Czech Republic
Suomen Kuvalehti Finland
L'Express France
Marianne France
Le Nouvel Observateur France
Le Point France
Der Spiegel Germany
Stern Germany
Focus Germany
Yazhou Zhoukan Hong Kong
Frontline India
India Today India
The Week India
Outlook India
Tehelka India
HardNews India
The Northeast Today India
Shraman Bharti India
Gatra Indonesia
Tempo Indonesia
L'Espresso Italy
Famiglia Cristiana Italy
Panorama Italy
Proceso Mexico
Zeta Mexico
HP/De Tijd Netherlands
Elsevier Netherlands
De Groene Amsterdammer Netherlands
Nieuwe Revu Netherlands
Vrij Nederland Netherlands
Newswatch Nigeria
Caretas Peru
Polityka Poland
Visão Portugal
Ogoniok Russia
The New Times – Novoye Vremya Russia
NIN Serbia
Nedeljnik Serbia[2]
Novi magazin Serbia
Mladina Slovenia
Fokus Sweden
Korrespondent Ukraine
The Economist United Kingdom
New Statesman United Kingdom
The Spectator United Kingdom
The Week United Kingdom
Weekly Chosun South Korea
Economy Chosun South Korea
Bloomberg Businessweek United States
The Atlantic United States
The New Yorker United States
The Nation United States
Mother Jones United States
National Review United States
The New Republic United States
Newsweek United States
TIME United States
U.S. News & World Report United States
WORLD United States
Zeta Venezuela

Notable TV news magazines


  • Four Corners (ABC)
  • Dateline (SBS)
  • 60 Minutes (Nine Network)
  • Revealed (Network Ten)
  • Sunday Night (Seven Network)

United States



Noticieros Televisa


United Kingdom

Other countries

Notable radio news magazines




  • AM (Monday–Friday; ABC Local Radio))
  • AM (Early Edition) (Monday–Saturday; Radio National)
  • Breakfast (Monday–Friday; Radio National)
  • PM (Monday–Friday; ABC Local Radio and Radio National)
  • The World Today (Monday–Friday; ABC Local Radio and Radio National)

United Kingdom

United States


  • Canada Live (CBC)
  • The Current Review (CBC)
  • World Report The World At Six (CBC)

See also


  1. ^ Eclipsing the Nightly News | American Journalism Review Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2011-05-28.
  2. ^ "Nedeljnik".
  3. ^ Patten, Dominic (26 March 2013). "Syndicated Newsmagazine 'America Now' Renewed For Fourth Season".
  4. ^ "Lessons for boosting tv ratings". Entertainment Weekly. 16 December 1994.

External links

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