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Newsmagazine

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A newsmagazine, sometimes called news magazine, is a usually weekly magazine featuring articles on current events. News magazines generally go a little more in-depth into stories than newspapers, trying to give the reader an understanding of the context surrounding important events, rather than just the facts.

Major news magazines in the United States include:

Major news magazines based outside the United States include:

Television news magazines

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 60 Minutes on CBS in 1968, is incredibly successful, and remains to be one of CBS's highest-rated programs.

Examples include:

Newsmagazines 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.

See also: news program

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