The Many Interests and Topics in Magazines

While there is a lot of information on the internet, magazines are by no means a dying breed! The beautiful glossy photos, easy-on-the-eyes text, and in-depth exclusives from experts and aficionados have few rivals for pure production quality compared to web sites. From dogs to planes to the outdoors to celebrities to science to a seemingly infinite number of other interests, it’s a guarantee that somewhere there is a magazine about something you love that you’re not subscribing to. With the majority of magazines costing roughly a movie rental or two for an entire year, what are you waiting for? To help you get started, Just Magazines is here with a quick recap of the world of magazines. While the niche topics available are innumerable, magazines tend to fall into four general categories.

If you were to name magazines off of the top of your head, chances are most of the names you recite would fall under “general interest” magazines. Since they are meant to appeal to a wide audience, they tend to be more popular and command rack space at your grocery store. The articles tend to be shorter and an easier read, with many pictures, which is great for getting the feel of popular culture and solid, basic information on important current events. There also tend to be many advertisements, as high circulation means high demand and huge profits for the magazine publishers.

Niche magazines tend to cover specific topics for enthusiasts. Luxury travel Whether you like trains, hot air balloons, popular science, video games, cosmetics, fitness, or a million other things that are about innumerable interests, there’s a magazine about something you love. In-depth articles and exclusive information all financed by companies that provide goods and services related to your interest usually make for some of the best information available on some subjects, often rivaling the world wide web which often cannot compare to magazines in quality, as it makes it more difficult for an organization with paid staff to turn a profit. Not to mention-even the fanciest most expensive monitor on the market just doesn’t hold a candle to the image quality in a glossy, full-color magazine!

There are also scholarly or academic magazines. While niche magazines tend to be more commercially-oriented, these magazines are more focused on pure knowledge-based topics. As they are usually not as filled with advertising in order to make sure that the content and articles aren’t compromised in order to keep advertisers happy, subscription prices tend to be a bit higher. However, they are often the exclusive source of the latest information on some subjects. These are mostly methods for students and scientists to share information and research so that they can peer review experiments and data, or discuss issues specific to that field. If you have a serious academic interest in anything, subscribing to relevant magazines and journals is a must.

In stark contrast, the final general type of magazine is the sensational or tabloid magazine. They often are laid out like smaller newspapers, but unlike newspapers, tend to have a very specific focus on celebrities and popular concerns such as fad diets and fashion. The pages tend to be more pictures than words, usually of celebrities and often wrapped up in some sort of scandal. Usually the content is provided by freelancers and paparazzi, and mainly focuses on the sensational. The journalistic integrity of what is printed is often quite dubious! However, these sorts of magazines sell very well, and we understand if you don’t want to admit that you love the gossip-we won’t tell!

There are a lot of magazines out there for you to subscribe to, and there is likely something out there that you love that you’re not subscribing to. What are you waiting for? There are lots of special rates and discounts available on the internet. You’re only a few clicks away from having the best information on your favorite subjects delivered to your door.

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