Putting together a magazine site using WordPress is not that hard. The content management system can more than handle small and large magazine sites. You are going to need a decent theme to give your site a professional look. Magzimize for WordPress is a beautiful theme that could work great for magazine and news sites. It is fully responsive and highly customizable.
Magzimize works great on mobile and desktop computers. It has 3 posts and 2 homepage layouts. The theme has 3 posts formats and is video friendly. It has custom widgets for ads, social network stats, tabbed posts, and Flickr. Review system is available for each post. Contact, Archives, Collectives, and Full Width page templates are also available.
Magzimize is good looking and looks professional. It has everything you need to bring your magazine / news site online.