What Are Some Characteristics of Newspapers?

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Newspapers are typically printed in black and white, though they often also include some color photographs and illustrations. They are published for a general audience. Newspapers inform readers of current events and of local and regional news.

Newspapers contain extensive advertising. Most newspapers are published daily, with some published weekly. The writers of newspaper articles are journalists and freelance writers, and newspaper editors review the submitted articles before they are published. The language of newspaper content typically is nontechnical and easy to understand. Some examples of popular newspapers include “The New York Times,” “The Globe and Mail,” “The Guardian” and “Ottawa Citizen.”