What is a Magazine?

A magazine is a publication, usually a periodical publication, which is printed or electronically published (sometimes referred to as an online magazine). Magazines are generally published on a regular schedule and contain a variety of content. They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by prepaid subscriptions, or a combination of the three.

Types of Magazines

Magazines come in a variety of types and genres. Some common types of magazines include:

  • News and current affairs magazines;
  • Sports magazines;
  • Entertainment magazines;
  • Fashion magazines;
  • Health and fitness magazines;
  • Business and finance magazines;
  • Food and cooking magazines;
  • Travel magazines;
  • Computer and technology magazines;
  • Gardening magazines; and
  • Hobbyist magazines.

Examples of Magazines

Some well-known examples of magazines include:

  • Time Magazine – an American weekly news magazine published in New York City
  • Sports Illustrated – a sports magazine published in America
  • Vogue – an American fashion and lifestyle magazine
  • Men’s Health – a men’s lifestyle and health magazine
  • Forbes Magazine – an American business magazine
  • BBC Good Food Magazine – a food and cooking magazine published in the UK
  • Lonely Planet Magazine – a travel magazine published in Australia
  • PC Magazine – a computer and technology magazine
  • Gardening Magazine – an American gardening magazine
  • Popular Mechanics – a hobbyist magazine

Magazines are an important source of news and information, and are enjoyed by millions of people around the world. For more information about magazines, please see the following links: