List Articles

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
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