WordPress is top CMS for creating blog/magazine/news sites. Even mashable.com is made from wordpress CMS. So if you want to start wordpress magazine or news site using wordpress here is the list of Top 10 WordPress Magazine and News Themes :
1)BigFeature – WordPress MagazineTheme :
Clean and flexible wordpress theme, with big article images and nice typography. Very many settings. Many page templates. 5 custom widgets. Easy to add article and preview images. Check the “Introduction to the theme” article in the live preview for more information
2)Newscast 4 in 1 – WordPress Magazine and Blog
Newscast is a WordPress Theme, best suited for Magazines and Blogs. It comes with 3 fantastic Image and News slideshows has multiple Page templates and of course gives you the option to choose from 4 Fantastic skins:
(skin 2-4 displayed here are only the html versions. The WordPress Version looks the same but of course got all the options and functionallity as well)
3)Avenue – A WordPress Magazine Theme
Avenue is a feature-rich WordPress magazine theme and is suitable for almost any niche. The theme comes with an inbuilt review system and 3 post formats (videos, audio & galleries). The homepage layout is very flexible, you can built your own layout using the 3 homepage widgets. You can also easily change the skin so it fits your needs!
4)Deadline – Premium WordPress News / Magazine Theme
Deadline is a Powerful, Professional, Premium WordPress News or Magazine theme. It comes packed with an impressive array of custom options and widgets allowing you to control the look and feel.
Whether you’re an occasional personal blogger or have a full-scale content-heavy magazine site or newspaper, Deadline has you covered. Using the theme options and widgets you can control content layout, manage your own advertising, pull in your latest tweets, show your latest video, display your latest photos and much, much more.
Deadline looks great out of the box but also acts as the perfect black canvas for those looking to customize and develop their own content-focused site.
5)Continuum – Magazine WordPress Theme
Stop fussing with lengthy setups; Continuum immediately works perfectly. Of course, with almost 200 theme options, you can customize it to no end. Continuum was designed and built by a die-hard blogger who has used magazine-style WordPress templates for 5+ years. It is best used for newspaper and magazine blogs, but because of all of the custom widgets, shortcodes, page templates, unique sidebars, and custom menus, it can be molded into whatever kind of site you want, like a portfolio site for example. Continuum fully supports and was designed specifically for WordPress 3.0+. Continuum features an extensive Feed Framework which intuitively groups and displays your posts, and lets the user sort the posts several ways depending on which part of the site they are on.
6)Super Skeleton WP: Responsive, Minimal, Beautiful
SuperSkeleton is more than a WordPress theme, it’s a comprehensive HTML5 framework and it includes a full templating system as well; A collection of several incredibly powerful scripts and CSS structures that’s been tied together into a kit that’s perfect as a jumping off point of your next project.
7)London Live 3 In 1 – News, Magazine And Blog
London Live Is the perfect theme for any News, Magazine Or Blog site. It has multiple options to choose from and unlimited possibilities to create a great website.
8)Reaction WP : Responsive, Rugged, Bold
Reaction is more than a WordPress theme, it’s a comprehensive HTML5 framework and it includes a full templating system as well; A collection of several incredibly powerful scripts and CSS structures that’s been tied together into a kit that’s perfect as a jumping off point of your next project.
9)Convergence – Community WordPress Theme
Convergence is a nicely put together WordPress theme with the intent and focus on creating a community site. This theme includes many popular features seen in today’s industry leading community sites.
If you’ve ever thought about starting a community based site, then this is your theme. Purchase today and be up and running in no time at all.
10)Premium Pixels: Fancy Pants Blog / Magazine Theme
The Premium Pixels theme is perfect for the blogger who takes pride in their appearance. This theme has appeared in numerous design galleries while serving PremiumPixels.com and has gained countless ‘nods of approval’ from those in the know. Now it’s all yours.
Fully customisable with a selection of helpful options and 6 custom-made widgets, this is not your typical feature-bloated theme. It’s a nimble little sucker that gets the job done and looks good doing it.