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 Advertising  popular products  few advertisements  popular products
 Audience  general public  academics, students  general public
 Author  staff or popular writer  academic researcher/writer  journalist
 Content  general information  research findings & ideas  news & information
 Frequency  weekly or monthly  (BI)monthly or quarterly  daily or weekly
 Length  short  long  short
 Reading Level  high school or lower  undergraduate to graduate  high school or lower
 References  none or minimal  fully documented  none or minimal
 Title Words  magazine, weekly  journal, report, quarterly  herald, register, tribune
 National Geographic
 People Weekly
 Journal of Economic Issues
 Presidential Studies Quarterly
 Technology Review
 New York Times
 Kansas City Star
 St. Louis Post Dispatch 

Other types of articles:

 Advertising  trade products  few advertisements
 Audience  professionals  academics, students
 Author  expert in the field or occupation  academic researcher/writer
 Content  targeted to career audience  evaluated by peers prior to publication
 Reading Level  high school to college  undergraduate to graduate
 References  some, not consistent  fully documented
 Progressive Grocer
 ABA Banking Journal
 Journal of the American Medical Assoc.
 Journal of American History
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