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The term tabloid technically refers to any newspaper printed on sheets smaller than broadsheets, but in common parlance, it refers to a style of journalism rather than a physical size. At a time when respectable newspapers printed on broadsheets, tabloids were noted for their editorial focus on crime and scandal.

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