Definition Tabloid journalism

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tabloid press, tabloid journalism: sensational, not serious, gutter journalism or press
Tabloid newspapers literally refer to condensed newspapers with smaller formats than traditional newspapers: they are usually 5 columns wide, rather than 10. The term tabloid journalism has a negative connotation and is associated with sensational journalism, emphasizing scandalous or vulgar stories.


  • "Good Week/Bad Week is a popular feature in the British tabloid, The Sunday Roast."
  • "My name is Alexander Muckraker, I'm a reporter for the British tabloid the London Ducky."
  • "Today's torrid tabloid tales are dedicated to nouveau-riche nudist Horatio Oléré, who shocked the world this week with his debaucherous deeds."
  • "Tabloid journalism at its worst!"
  • "While the print media has indeed been critical of your company recently, we propose focusing on Delavigne's Internet presence to shift the narrative from tabloid gossip to the high quality profiles and experience of your staff."

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