Tabloid Journalism: An Annotated Bibliography of English-Language Sources

Hardcover | August 1, 1996

byGerald S. Greenberg

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This is a unique compilation of 819 English-language monographs, journal articles, theses, and conference papers--each briefly summarized--commenting on the phenomenon of sensationalism in journalism. Separate chapters address the practice in newspapers and television, the legal issues raised, and international manifestations. An historical overview of the subject, as well as of current practice, is provided. Entries feature both popular and scholarly contributors. Tabloid journalism is alternately praised and excoriated by the commentators, whose backgrounds are as divergent as their opinions. While sensationalism's excessiveness provides an easy target for critics, scholars' more analytical investigations draw parallels between today's tabloid headlines and more traditional folk narratives. The sociological role played by tabloid journalism is also discussed.

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This is a unique compilation of 819 English-language monographs, journal articles, theses, and conference papers--each briefly summarized--commenting on the phenomenon of sensationalism in journalism. Separate chapters address the practice in newspapers and television, the legal issues raised, and international manifestations. An histo...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 1996Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313295441

ISBN - 13:9780313295447

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?With each passing scandal, the line between legitimate news sources and tabloid journalism fades....Tabloid journalism should have more than passing interest for journalism students, professional communicators, lawyers, and students of popular culture. Greenberg's bibliography has sections for US print journalism, US television, legal implications, and international perspectives. Author and subject indexes enable readers to identify their favorite checkout-stand tabloid or pseudonews infotainment program. Recommended for all academic libraries with collections in mass media, entertainment law, or popular culture.?-Choice