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Types of newspaper or magazine

back copy

noun

a back issue of a newspaper or magazine

back issue

noun

an old copy of a magazine or newspaper

back number

noun

a back issue

biweekly

noun

a magazine that is published twice a month or twice a week

broadsheet

noun

a newspaper printed on large sheets of paper. Broadsheets are generally believed to contain more serious news than tabloid newspapers, which are smaller, although many broadsheets are now printed in compact size.

brochure

noun

a small magazine containing details and pictures of goods or services that you can buy

bulletin

noun

a magazine or newspaper that a club or organization produces regularly to give information to its members

comic

noun

a comic book

comic book

noun

a magazine for children that contains stories told in a series of drawings

compact

noun

a newspaper with fairly small pages that deals with serious news issues

daily

noun

a newspaper that is published every day

edition

noun

a set of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are published at the same time

extra

noun

a special edition of a newspaper that is published when something important happens

fanzine

noun

a magazine written for and by fans

first edition

noun

one of the first printed copies of a newspaper published for a particular day

first edition

noun

the first set of printed copies of a new magazine, newspaper, etc.

gazette

noun

used in the names of newspapers

gazette

noun

an official newspaper that publishes lists of people in government, legal, military, or university jobs

glossy magazine

noun

a slick magazine

the gutter press

noun

newspapers that contain a lot of shocking stories about crime, sex, and famous people

heavy

noun

a serious newspaper

issue

noun

a magazine that is published at a particular time

journal

noun

a magazine containing articles relating to a particular subject or profession

journal

noun

a newspaper. This word is often used as part of the name of a newspaper

mag

noun

a magazine

magazine

noun

a large thin book with a paper cover, containing reports, photographs, stories, etc., usually published once a month or once a week

manga

noun

Japanese comic books or cartoons with stories that often contain a lot of sex and violence

monthly

noun

a magazine published once a month

mouthpiece

noun

used about newspapers and magazines that are used to do this

newspaper

noun

a set of large printed sheets of folded paper containing news, articles, and other information, usually published every day. There are two main types of newspaper, the quality or broadsheet newspapers that generally deal with serious news issues, and the tabloid newspapers that deal more with subjects such as sport, television actors, and shocking crime stories. A newspaper is usually simply called a paper

organ

noun

a magazine, newspaper, or regular letter that contains official information from an organization such as a political party

paper

noun

a newspaper

periodical

noun

a magazine on a particular subject that is published regularly

the press

noun

newspapers and news magazines

the print media

noun

newspapers and magazines

publication

noun

a magazine, newspaper, or book

quarterly

noun

a magazine that is published four times a year

rag

noun

a newspaper that is not very good

red-top

noun

a tabloid newspaper

shopper

noun

a free local newspaper, filled mainly with advertisements

slick

noun

a magazine printed on shiny paper, containing a lot of bright fashionable pictures but not much serious information

tabloid

noun

a newspaper with pages of a smaller size than standard newspapers, usually with very large headlines and pictures on the front page and often emphasizing shocking stories about famous people

tribune

noun

a word used in the name of some newspapers

weekly

noun

a newspaper or magazine that is published once a week

the newspapers

the various newspapers that are published in a particular country or area

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