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FYS101: Reading the Apocalypse: General Interest Journals

General Interest Journals

Why are General Interest Journals Useful?

  • Offer introductory information on a topic or issue
  • Vocabularly and terminology used is understood by the general public
  • Many contain opinion or editorial content useful in supporting a position
  • Include images, statistics and advertisements

Editorial Process of General Interest Journals

  • Editors oversee careful review and correction of journal content written by staff and freelance writers
  • Editors are responsible for ensuring work is accurate and based on fact
  • Opinion, commentary and editorials also undergo editing

General Interest Journals