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Types of Periodicals: Newspapers

Compares and contrasts types of periodicals and their use.


Type of Periodicals - Newspapers

Examples New York Times;  Austin American-Statesman
Topics National and international current news and events; local and regional events; and so on
Authors Journalists; reporters; editors
Language General audience; basic education
Sources Rarely cited—reader dependent on ethics and expertise of journalists
Graphics Pictures and Charts; expensive advertising
Publishers Commercial (for-profit); often owned as part of a chain
E-Access Tools InfoTrac Custom Newspapers; Newspaper Source; also individual newspaper sites
Indexes Academic OneFile Newspaper Source ;