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Tabloid Journalism

No One Avoids Tabloids

Greg J. Stone | Posted 07.21.2016 | Media
Greg J. Stone

Sex, celebrity, crime or all three. That's the formula for tabloid stories. Unfortunately, the so-called mainstream media are becoming more like tabloids, and, to a lesser extent, vice versa.

New York Daily News, CNN Run Exploitative Photos Allegedly Of Bruce Jenner

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.22.2015 | Media

The New York Daily News featured photos of what the newspaper identified as Bruce Jenner wearing a black-and-white striped dress on Wednesday alongsid...

American Politics Are a Mess. Is This Why?

Noam Bramson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Noam Bramson

Is the media's excessive interest in personal scandal really at the root of the superficiality and viciousness of today's politics? I'm not convinced. Yes, tabloid-style coverage is a problem, but I see much bigger factors at play

Are Tabloids to Blame for Celebrity Nude Photo Hack?

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Elisabeth Dale

Photos of women's unclothed body parts drive traffic and readership. It doesn't matter whether it's an ex-girlfriend's bare boobs on a revenge porn site or an Emmy award-winning actress caught off guard on the Red Carpet. Every woman is fair game.

The Classic Author Who Invented Tabloid Journalism

Aaron Skirboll | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Aaron Skirboll

A man of many talents.

Is Kim Kardashian Our Distraction From Terror?

Allison Kugel | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Allison Kugel

If we are all being honest, sometimes we need to bury our heads in the sand, if only for a moment, to peep a look at the exploits, excess and glamour that Kim Kardashian provides.

Print Tabloids: Why Are You Still a Thing?

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media
Sheila Moeschen

I realize that in relation to the digital colosseum the sad print tabloid industry is merely a fungus on the underside of a rotting stump. But that doesn't excuse its existence.

Colin Myler's Bid To Remake The 'Daily News' | Posted 08.04.2013 | Media

"We are a tabloid newspaper," said Colin Myler. The Daily News editor-in-chief was on the phone one morning about a month ago, just a few hours bef...

Daily News Moving Offices, Tabloid Street War May Ensue

Posted 02.05.2013 | Media

Rival New York tabloids will be working within blocks of one another in 2013. The New York Daily News office space in lower Manhattan was damaged ...

Organized Gossip

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media
Gabriel Mizrahi

Murdoch's name is now synonymous with a perversion of the journalistic ideal, an incarnation of the profession obsessed with information at any cost and unfettered by the constraints of law, propriety and a commitment to discovering the truth legitimately.

For-Profit Criminal Prosecutions

Andrea Lyon | Posted 03.14.2012 | Crime
Andrea Lyon

When there is publicity associated with a criminal prosecution, the ability for jurors, judges, and prosecutors and yes, sometimes even defense lawyers, to presume innocence becomes even more circumscribed.

Dumping on The Obamas

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Books
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Obamas won't be the last book to corral a legion of unnamed alleged inside sources to spin their personal grudges and wounded slights into a juicy tangle of rumor, gossip, and exaggerations to sell a book.

Power to the People Works When People Claim the Power

Rev. Barbara Kaufmann | Posted 10.24.2011 | Media
Rev. Barbara Kaufmann

Does the media have responsibilities? When people are in positions of power or influence over others, is there an inherent obligation to tell the truth?

"Shocking Secrets Revealed: Illegal Means Used to Carve Up Live Humans for Human Consumption"

Rev. Barbara Kaufmann | Posted 10.11.2011 | Media
Rev. Barbara Kaufmann

Do you really welcome and enjoy the emotional, metaphorical or actual wounding and bleeding of a fellow human as tabloids claim you do?

The Tabloid Truth of Errol Morris: A Video Interview

Alex Pasternack | Posted 09.24.2011 | Home
Alex Pasternack

There are plenty of things that make Tabloid newsworthy -- sex, Mormons, kidnapping, cloning -- but it was by total chance that Errol Morris' documentary opened in theaters just as the tabloid-worthy "British hacking scandal" was descending.

When the Empire Strikes, Will the People Strike Back?

Rev. Barbara Kaufmann | Posted 09.17.2011 | Media
Rev. Barbara Kaufmann

Everybody senses that there is more at stake in the Murdoch affair than the management of newspapers and a "naughty" media-gone-wild. Everybody is right. It's our humanity that's at stake.

Errol Morris Digs The Dirt With Tabloid

Alex Simon | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home
Alex Simon

Tabloid tells the true story of Joyce McKinney, a former small town beauty queen with an IQ of 168 whose obsessive love for a Mormon missionary caused a tabloid scandal that took Britain by storm in late 1977 and '78.

Inside The Big-Money Tabloid Industry

New York Times | Posted 07.22.2011 | Media

This is how it works in the new world of round-the-clock gossip, where even a B-list celebrity’s tangle with the law can be spun into easy money, fe...

PBS Frontline on Autism Resorts to Pseudo-Documentary, Tabloid Journalism

Jay Gordon, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Gordon, MD

The latest Frontline made parents' decisions harder and did nothing except regurgitate old news about vaccines and autism. Parents and children deserve far better from PBS.

Can Journalism Learn From The Tabloids?

Poynter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It is easy to dismiss the tabloid brand of journalism as a lot of headlines and no important news, yet the Enquirer reporters scored when they trapped...

Digging Out of the '00ze

Eric Lurio | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eric Lurio

Names are important. Generally the naming of decades is a no brainer. The question is what to call the decade whose final year is about to begin.

McCain Talks Experience -- Er, Sarah? With a John Edwards Moment in Tow?

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose WHOOPS: PALIN AFFAIR ALLEGED SOURCE OK, I need to explain why I am posting this. This story will either be a major game changer ...

Beyond the Pale - A Spineless Media Lets McCain Call the Shots on Questions of Sarah Palin's Qualifications

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

Presidential candidate John McCain's refusal to give free and immediate media access to VP nominee Sarah Palin - his decision to present her only unde...