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Tabloid Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    tabloid n
  1. sensationalist journalism [syn: yellow journalism, tab]
  2. newspaper with half-size pages [syn: rag, sheet]
Tabloid Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Tabloid \Tab"loid\, n. [A table-mark.] A compressed portion of one or more drugs or chemicals, or of food, etc.
Tabloid Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Tabloid \Tab"loid\, a. Compressed or condensed, as into a tabloid; administrated in or as in tabloids, or small condensed bits; as, a tabloid form of imparting information.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Tabloid'


In the newspaper industry, a tabloid is a smaller newspaper format per spread; for a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest stories and entertainment, often distributed free of charge (often in a relatively small newspaper format); or for a newspaper that tends to sensationalize and emphasize or exaggerate sensational crime stories, gossip columns repeating scandalous and innuendos about the deeply personal lives of celebrities and sports stars, and other so-called "junk food news" or junk mail (often in a relatively small newspaper format). As the term "tabloid" has become synonymous with down-market newspapers in some areas, some small-format papers which claim a higher standard of journalism refer to themselves as "compact" newspapers instead.

The tabloid newspaper format is particularly popular in the United Kingdom where its page dimensions are roughly 430 × 280 mm (16.9 in × 11.0 in). Larger newspapers, traditionally associated with 'higher-quality' journalism, are called broadsheets though several British 'quality' papers have recently adopted the tabloid format. Another UK newspaper format is the Berliner, which is sized between the tabloid and the broadsheet and has been adopted by The Guardian and its sister paper The Observer.

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  • UK tabloid ex-editor says only vaguely knew of phone-hacking
    London (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson told Britain's phone-hacking trial on Tuesday he was only vaguely aware of the practice during his time at the Murdoch tabloid. Coulson also said that as deputy editor in 2002, he did not know the voicemail of missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler -- later found murdered -- had been accesse Read more on this news related to 'Tabloid'
  • Remove Russian tanks from Berlin WWII memorial: German tabloid
    Germany's top-selling Bild daily launched a petition Tuesday to remove two Russian tanks from a World War II memorial in central Berlin in protest against escalating tensions in Ukraine. "At a time in which Russian tanks are threatening free, democratic Europe, we don't want any Russian tanks at the Brandenburg Gate," Bild wrote, referring to the Read more on this news related to 'Tabloid'
  • Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'
    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, though he acknowledged he hadn't known at the time that the practice was illegal. Read more on this news related to 'Tabloid'

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