Magazine-style journalism is used in all types of media—from podcasts to personal essays and listicles to reported longform narratives. Storytelling that speaks directly to an audience and uses compelling writing with a strong voice and clear point of view are hallmarks of magazine journalism.

Today’s magazine journalists are innovators who use an array of digital tools to create new editorial products and formats. They are versatile storytellers who can create content for a mobile device and a well-designed print publication. They embrace social media, audience engagement, reporting and research, data and infographics—whatever helps tell the story in a way that connects with audiences.  

Magazine graduates seek careers across the media spectrum. Newhouse Magazine graduates today work as magazine writers and editors, as well as social media managers, e-commerce specialists, digital product developers, publicists, book editors, designers, news reporters and sports writers. They’ve created apps, launched websites, re-designed publications and produced award-winning journalism.


Newspapers can provide in-depth news coverage and analysis that other types of media don't. Newspaper editors, reporters and correspondents make up the largest number of workers in the publishing industry (non-internet, see U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). With a staff of reporters and correspondents, newspapers report on local and global events. Despite the local nature of most newspaper publishing, the newspaper industry is dominated by several large corporations that own most of the newspapers in the country.

Digital Publications

Newspaper and magazine partner websites are updated around the clock as news breaks. Some publications are only published online. Many digital publications have their own writing and editing staffs to produce content. Many traditional print journalists now produce digital content first, which is then reformatted for a print publication.  

Wire Services

Wire services, also known as news agencies or press associations, are newsgathering and reporting organizations that provide their subscribers with up-to-date, round-the-clock news stories and photographs. The two leading U.S. wire services, the Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI), generate news, sports and weather. Wire services are much like newspapers in their daily operations except that the "wires" transmit stories via satellite to their members and subscribers (newspapers, magazines, broadcast news operations and government agencies), which then print or broadcast/cablecast the stories.