Tabloid journalism is a type of popular, largely sensationalistic journalism that takes its name from the format of a small newspaper, roughly half the size of an ordinary broadsheet. Although originally produced for mass distribution, today's tabloids are usually only read by adults. They often have a strong focus on celebrity news and gossip, but their content includes more serious articles as well.
The term "tabloid" was coined in the United States during the 1960s when the rise of the counterculture led to a decline in traditional newspaper sales. Tabloids were seen as easy reading for people who weren't interested in learning more about events beyond what was printed in their local mainstream paper. At the time, most newspapers were struggling with declining readership and loss of revenue, so anything that could be done to attract more readers would be welcome.
In Britain, the term "tabloid" is used to describe similar papers such as The Sun and The Mirror, which are focused on selling stories rather than reporting news. These papers tend to be larger than their American counterparts, sometimes covering several pages instead of eight. They also include more diverse content, including food, fashion, sport, and entertainment news.
A newspaper that is roughly half the size of a regular newspaper and contains condensed news as well as a lot of photographs. 2: digest, synopsis, tabloid.
The term "tabloid" was first used to describe The New York Daily News and Chicago Tribune in the 1960s and 1970s, respectively. Since then it has become common practice for other newspapers to copy this format. Today, any newspaper can be called a tabloid if it has half its pages taken up with photos and if it is not as large as a regular newspaper.
Tabloids are usually sold for less than $4 on weekdays and often for less than $1 on weekends. They tend to have larger typefaces and thinner columns than traditional newspapers, which helps readers see more of the page. This also means that there is less room for editorial writing. Tabloids are known for their emphasis on crime, sports, celebrities, and politics.
Some examples of tabloids include The Sun, Star, and Record.
Tabloid newspapers are generally linked with shorter, sharper content, maybe due to their smaller size. Tabloids have been around since the early 1900s, when they were referred to as "little newspapers" with condensed tales that were readily digested by regular people. Today, you still find tabloids covering news and entertainment topics for a general audience.
Smaller newspapers are also known as community papers or local newspapers. They tend to cover news from their region and often have more in-depth coverage than broadsheets. Small newspapers often have fewer pages but may be longer than tabloids. They usually don't have any connection with other newspapers of its kind outside of their locale.
Finally, we have the broadsheet. Also known as national newspapers or metropolitan dailies, these are the most widely circulated newspapers in North America. Broadsheets typically have more pages than smaller newspapers and often carry news and information about events or subjects of interest to all people within their region or beyond.
In conclusion, newspapers can be divided into three categories based on size and circulation: small, medium, and large. Within each category, there are tabs, broadsheets, and digests.