Tabloid Newspapers/Coverage

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  • Smaller in format than broadsheet newspapers, their coverage is typically more sensational, designed to have greater mass appeal than the more serious and intellectual broadsheets. News stories and editorials tend to be short, and their language is simple. Much of the content is given over to sports. During the 1920s and 1930s in the United States, tabloids were abundant, amply illustrated with photographs, reporting “gossip, sin, and scandal,” but circulation dropped during the Depression. In the United States, tabloids currently tend to be local in terms of interests and sales, while English tabloids are national. English tabloids are renowned for their eye-catching and unsubtle sensational headlines, with “Gotcha” infamously announcing the sinking of an Argentine warship by the British navy, and for their images of ...

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