Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Tabloid'
- sensationalist journalism [syn: yellow journalism, tab]
- newspaper with half-size pages [syn: rag, sheet]
- Tabloid \Tab"loid\, n. [A table-mark.]
A compressed portion of one or more drugs or chemicals, or of
- 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.
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.[See more about Tabloid at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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