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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

Screenshot taken February 14,2016 from http://www.nationalenquirer.com/

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

 

Screenshot taken February 14, 2016 from http://www.nationalenquirer.com/photos/hollywoods-craziest-conspiracy-theories/photo/99826/

  • Journalists
  • Original sources can be obscure or questionable

Screenshot taken February 14, 2016 from http://weeklyworldnews.com/headlines/40022/study-halloween-candy-makes-kids-smarter/

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

Screenshot taken February 14, 2016 from http://weeklyworldnews.com/reprints/.

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