Examples of list articles could be;
- 9 ways to keep the pounds off – Men’s Health
- 20 best mobile phones – Techradar
Why List Articles?
- Strong call to action – fulfilling a need in the reader
- They are often pratical – containing tips or instructions
- If not practical, they have short nuggets of infomation readers may not know
- They are packed with infomation and few frills
- They cater to shorter attention spans
- They are easy to format in print or online
- They have tempting titles that drive traffic to sites or make reader buy the magazine
Why Pitch List Articles?
- It’s fairly easy to turn any topic you’re interested in into a list article (or even a series of them).
- They’re relatively quick to write
- They’re a great format for photographic journalists
- Editor’s tend to commission them from freelances
- They’re very popular online