Tabloid Journalism

The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies, Forthcoming

6 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2018  

Marco T. Bastos

City University London - School of Social Sciences

Date Written: June 13, 2018

Abstract

This article provides an overview of tabloids as a form and style of journalism that sits in opposition to broadsheets. We trace the development of tabloids to the rotary press and paper formats and discuss the process of metonymic transfer through which the term was extended to refer to a form of journalism dominated by infotainment and soft-news content along with the increased reliance on headlines and visuals. The piece concludes with an overview of ongoing transformations affecting tabloid journalism in the context of digital and social media.

Suggested Citation

Bastos, Marco Toledo, Tabloid Journalism (June 13, 2018). The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3195268 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3195268

Marco Toledo Bastos (Contact Author)

City University London - School of Social Sciences ( email )

London
United Kingdom

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