Most major newspapers publish every day, with additional coverage on weekends. Newspapers can be national or worldwide in scope, or they can be aimed solely at a certain neighborhood or location. Newspaper articles are mostly authored by newspaper personnel and editors, and the authors' identities are rarely given. However, some articles may be written up by outsiders who have been granted access to certain events or people. Political reporters tend to be most familiar with this type of writing.
Newspaper articles tend to be short (usually 400-600 words), while magazines can be longer (up to 2,000 words). Newspaper articles are usually divided into paragraphs, but this is not always the case; especially with breaking news stories or when in-depth analysis is not needed. Magazine articles are usually only divided by page breaks or column boundaries.
Newspaper editors choose what gets printed in their papers each day, so the content of newspaper articles changes from hour to hour as new information becomes available. Sometimes this results in two different articles being published within an hour of each other! Magazines, on the other hand, often have much more stable editorial teams that change less frequently. As a result, the writing style of magazine articles tends to be more consistent from issue to issue.
Newspaper journalists write mainly for a general audience, while magazine writers aim to reach more specific audiences with their work.
Newspapers, periodicals, trade publications, journals, and even books contain articles. Articles are commonly utilized to deliver up-to-date information on a wide range of topics due to their relative shortness. Newspapers may publish on a daily or weekly basis. A daily will publish 365 issues every year. A weekly will publish 52 weeks in a year.
Magazines tend to be published monthly or quarterly. They often contain articles about current events with an emphasis on social history and science. Other subjects covered include sports, entertainment, food, politics, fashion, self-improvement, and many more.
Magazine articles can be as short or long as desired by the writer. Some articles may only need to cover one topic while others may focus on several related topics. Generally, the shorter the article, the better because more can be included. There is no limit to how long an article can be if you are writing for a newspaper or journal. The editor or publisher may choose to run some articles longer than others if they feel it is appropriate. For example, an opinion piece would likely be short compared to an investigative report.
Most magazines have an editor who decides what content will be included. They may receive assignments from other writers or readers may send them ideas. Sometimes, they will even ask people directly through mailouts or online forms to write specific articles. Then, once an idea pool has been created, the editor will select certain pieces and reject others.