Magazine vs. Newspaper

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Magazine and Newspaper is that the Magazine is a publication type and Newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of events, articles, features, editorials, and advertising

  • 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.

    At its root, the word “magazine” refers to a collection or storage location. In the case of written publication, it is a collection of written articles. This explains why magazine publications share the word root with gunpowder magazines, artillery magazines, firearms magazines, and, in French, retail stores such as department stores.

  • Newspaper

    A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events and is often typed in black ink with a white or gray background.

    Newspapers can cover a wide variety of fields such as politics, business, sports and art, and often include materials such as opinion columns, weather forecasts, reviews of local services, obituaries, birth notices, crosswords, editorial cartoons, comic strips, and advice columns.

    Most newspapers are businesses, and they pay their expenses with a mixture of subscription revenue, newsstand sales, and advertising revenue. The journalism organizations that publish newspapers are themselves often metonymically called newspapers.

    Newspapers have traditionally been published in print (usually on cheap, low-grade paper called newsprint). However, today most newspapers are also published on websites as online newspapers, and some have even abandoned their print versions entirely.

    Newspapers developed in the 17th century, as information sheets for merchants. By the early 19th century, many cities in Europe, as well as North and South America, published newspapers.

    Some newspapers with high editorial independence, high journalism quality, and large circulation are viewed as newspapers of record.

  • Magazine (noun)

    A non-academic periodical publication, generally consisting of sheets of paper folded in half and stapled at the fold.

  • Magazine (noun)

    An ammunition storehouse.

  • Magazine (noun)

    A chamber in a firearm enabling multiple rounds of ammunition to be fed into the firearm.

  • Magazine (noun)

    A reservoir or supply chamber for a stove, battery, camera, typesetting machine, or other apparatus.

  • Magazine (noun)

    A country or district especially rich in natural products.

  • Magazine (noun)

    A city viewed as a marketing center.

  • Magazine (noun)

    A store, or shop, where goods are kept for sale.

  • Newspaper (noun)

    A publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles.

  • Newspaper (noun)

    A quantity of or one of the types of paper on which newspapers are printed.

  • Newspaper (verb)

    To cover with newspaper.

    “She newspapered one end of the room before painting the bookcase.”

  • Newspaper (verb)

    To engage in the business of journalism (usually used only in the gerund, newspapering)

    “He newspapered his way through the South on the sports beat, avoiding dry towms.”

  • Newspaper (verb)

    to harass in newspaper articles.

    “He was newspapered out of public life.”

  • Magazine (noun)

    a periodical publication containing articles and illustrations, often on a particular subject or aimed at a particular readership

    “a women’s weekly magazine”

  • Magazine (noun)

    a regular television or radio programme comprising a variety of topical items

    “a religious magazine programme aimed at the ordinary man and woman in the street”

  • Magazine (noun)

    a container or detachable receptacle for holding a supply of cartridges to be fed automatically to the breech of a gun

    “he took the machine gun and a spare magazine”

  • Magazine (noun)

    a receptacle for storing and feeding film to a camera, CDs to a compact disc player, etc.

    “you can program only the playback sequence of the discs in the magazine, not individual tracks”

  • Magazine (noun)

    a store for arms, ammunition, and explosives for military use.

Oxford Dictionary

Leave a Comment