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The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked 

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Updated April 19, 2020 654 votes 233 voters 12.7k views 22 items

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If you're looking to stay well informed, subscriptions to some good news magazines can help! The highest quality news publications do not just provide you information; they help show the historical context of major headlines and offer nuanced explanations of why current events are important and their possible implications. With so many publications out there, it can be hard to decide what's worth a monthly subscription! Below, you'll find a ranked list of news magazines to help you make an informed decision about your reading material. 
 

Plenty of popular news magazines have covered major stories historically and remain incredibly revered worldwide. Along with providing in-depth coverage on such topics as the #MeToo movement, scientology, and the 9/11 attacks, The New Yorker is also a premiere source for literary and arts reviews. The Atlantic has provided commentary on American news and politics since 1857 and remains a well respected publication. Some periodicals, like Foreign Policy and Mother Jones, focus on specific issues like international news and social issues. Browse this list and vote up the best news magazines. Feel free to add any quality publications you feel are missing as well! 

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The Atlantic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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The New Yorker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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The Week is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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Newsweek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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TIME is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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The Nation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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National Review is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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The New York Times Magaz... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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Foreign Policy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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Bloomberg Businessweek ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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The New Republic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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The Guardian Weekly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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The Spectator is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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Harper's Magazine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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The Weekly Standard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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Mother Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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U.S. News & World Re... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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WORLD is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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Newsmax is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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New Statesman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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Los Angeles Times Magazi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked
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India Today is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best News Magazines, Ranked