« previous Page 4 of 9 next »

In the Popular Magazines

Mock-up of a magazine cover featuring the Challenger Shuttle disaster.

One Week Later

February 3, 1986

Popular magazines like Time and Newsweek publish cover stories on the Challenger. A popular news magazine is also a primary source that reports on what happened right after it happened as told by participants or eyewitnesses.

Popular Magazine Characteristics
AUDIENCE: General public
AUTHOR: Journalists
TIMELINESS: Usually several days to a week behind events
CONTENT: Contains photographs, non-technical explanations of possible causes for the crash, personal interest stories, and some backwards reflection on the event. Does not include footnotes or bibliography.
TYPE OF SOURCE: Primary

« previous Page 4 of 9 next »