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Tabloids

Tabloid has two meanings. First, it is used for a small newspaper format, roughly half the size of the ordinary broadsheet. Second, it stands for various concepts of popular and largely sensationalistic journalism. Not every newspaper, however, that is printed in tabloid format is a tabloid in content and style. The Christian Science Monitor, for instance, not known for being sensational, is a tabloid-size publication. Also, many of the free local dailies, like Metro, are printed in tabloid format, and only a few years ago, even several traditional British broadsheet newspapers such as the Independent, the Times, and the Scotsman have changed to the smaller size, preferring, however, to call it “compact” format. On the other hand, the biggest tabloid in Europe, the German Bild-Zeitung, ...

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