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Tabloid Journalism

Bastos, M. T. ORCID: 0000-0003-0480-1078 (2019). Tabloid Journalism. In: Vos, T. P., Hanusch, F., Geertsema-Sligh, M., Sehl, A. and Dimitrakopoulou, D. (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. . Wiley.

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.

Publication Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © 2018 John Wiley & Sons. This is the accepted version of a book chapter to be published in Bastos, M. T. (2019). Tabloid Journalism. In: Vos, T. P., Hanusch, F., Geertsema-Sligh, M., Sehl, A. and Dimitrakopoulou, D. (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. Wiley. The Version of Record will be available at https://www.wiley.com/en-gb
Publisher Keywords: Tabloids, clickbait, broadsheet, viral , infotainment
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/19509
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