Saturday, 20th April 2019


Magazines are made up of a variety of articles and will normally be published on a regular schedule, typically weekly or monthly. There is a magazine for almost every subject of interest from fashion to cars. Journalists who specialise in a particular field are employed or commissioned by magazines to write features and articles which cater to a specific readership. Depending on the size of the publication, magazines will usually hire a minimum number of in-house journalists, each performing a different role to produce the finished product.

The first magazine ever published was 'The Gentleman's Magazine' in 1731 in London, which was considered a general-interest magazine. Edward Cave was editor, under the pen name "Sylvanus Urban", and was the first person to use the term 'magazine' after the military storehouse of varied material.