"Newsweekly" redirects here. For the Australian magazine, see News Weekly
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
, and aim to give the consumer an understanding of the important events beyond the basic facts.
Broadcast news magazines
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.
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.
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
, and politics
all have their own specialty channels
Notable print news magazines
Notable TV news magazines
Notable radio news magazines
- Canada Live (CBC)
- The Current Review (CBC)
- World Report The World At Six (CBC)
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