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A term registered in the late 1800s as a trademark applied to chemical substances, tabloid has for a long time been identified as what politicians like to call ‘certain sections of the press’, the red masthead tabloids (or ‘red tops’) described sometimes as the ‘gutter press’ (Waterhouse, 1993: 30–1) with its ‘concentration on sex and celebrity’ (Stephenson and Bromley, 1998: 2). Thus, the term is used more often as a concept than in physical reference to the more compact size of a tabloid newspaper.

Tabloid journalism describes the changing journalistic mood which has seen the news media become part of the entertainment industry rather than being a forum for informed debate about important issues of public concern; stories to interest the public instead of stories ...

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