Three main types of articles:
|Magazine Articles||Newspaper Articles|
|Examples||JAMA (Journal of the American
|Time, Newsweek, People
The New York Times,
|Who writes the articles in these publications?||Experts in the field, such as professionals, scientists, and doctors
||Journalists or reporters
|Who reads these publications?||Other experts in the field or students like you that are doing research||Everyone!||Everyone!|
Who decides if the articles are good enough to be published?
|Articles are reviewed by other experts (peers) in the field to make sure the content is accurate and the research methods are sound. This is called the peer-review process.
Editors for the magazine review the articles. These editors are professional writers, but are not necessarily experts on the topic being written about.
|Editors for the newspaper
|What kind of style are they written in?||Written with a lot of big words and technical terminology. Primiarly written to educate the reader about new research findings.||Written for the general public so has lots of pictures, photographs, and everyday words. Written in an entertaining way.
||Written for the general public|
JAMA image: http://jama.ama-assn.org
Newsweek image: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eat-the-press/Newsweek
Arizona Republic image: http://www.homesbyto.com/150002.html