Column (periodical)  

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A column is a recurring piece or article in a newspaper, magazine or other publication. Columns are written by columnists.

What differentiates a column from other forms of journalism is that it meets each of the following criteria:

  • It is a regular feature in a publication
  • It is personality-driven by the author
  • It explicitly contains an opinion or point of view



A columnist is a journalist who produces a specific form of writing for publication called a "column". Columns appear in newspapers, magazines and on the Internet. Some Internet columns are called blogs or Weblogs.

Types of columnists

Types of columns

Some types of newspaper columns are:


The Pulitzer Prize for Commentary is often awarded for commentary appearing in a column.

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