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Types of Periodicals: Tabloids

Uses and features of journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Types of Periodicals

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Tabloid Characteristics

  • Largely entertainment
  • Feature unusual or sensational news items, gossip about celebrities, and human interest stories
  • Some book reviews

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  • Non-technical, often simple, language
  • Inflammatory, intended to create disbelief


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  • Journalists
  • Original sources can be obscure or questionable

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  • Commercial/trade publishers
  • Glitzy
  • Many graphics and pictures
  • Lots of color ads

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