Until a few years ago, starting a quality magazine site was not easy or affordable. It required a lot of investment and resources to succeed. Running a very successful online magazine is still hard these days. But a lot more folks have the opportunity to get involved in this industry. Getting your own custom theme for your business could set your business apart from your competitors. Not everyone affords to get that done. Premium themes like City Desk are more than capable of giving your magazine a decent look.
City Desk is an elegant theme designed specifically for online magazines. It could work very well for modern news sites. The theme has multiple post and category page templates. You also get multiple featured sliders and header types. The theme offers a few custom post types to make adding and displaying all kinds of content on your site easy ( e.g. galleries). Contribute and Author badges are available too.
The theme is compatible with the latest version of WordPress and works on WordPress multi-site installs. You can change the way it works using its control panel. City Desk is ad friendly and offers category-based ads. It is ready to be localized too.
City Desk will most likely work the best for news sites but could be used for other types of online magazines. It looks decent and is highly customizable. There is a lot to like about it.