Tabloidization is when a newspaper is altered into a tabloid format. Most news publications focus on affairs such as politics and what is termed as hard news. When this is transformed into mostly celebrity gossip and entertainment news, it resembles more of a tabloid publication. This can either hurt or improve the ratings of a publication, depending on the audience and the nature of the content that was originally published. Most newspapers that focus on hard news tend to work hard filling their empty space with information that could not be confused with soft news, or tabloid journalism.

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