Tabloid

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A Tabloid is both a paper size and a term for the style of the newspapers that--especially in the United Kingdom--tend to use that format. Tabloid is the smaller of the two standard newspaper sizes; the larger newspapers are called broadsheets.

Tabloids tend to emphasis sensational stories and are reportedly prone to create their news if they feel that the subjects cannot, or will not, sue for libel.

This style of journalism has been exported to America and various other countries.

Since 1999 all major US tabloids (Enquirer, Star, Globe, Examiner, ¡Mira!, Sun, Weekly World News) have been under single ownership, which some readers fear has undermined the tabloids' traditional competitiveness and has significantly altered their editorial policies and news coverage.


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