The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies, Forthcoming
6 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2018
Date Written: June 13, 2018
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.
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