Tabloidization, journalism and the possibility of critique

  title={Tabloidization, journalism and the possibility of critique},
  author={Graeme Turner},
  journal={International Journal of Cultural Studies},
  pages={59 - 76}
  • Graeme Turner
  • Published 1 April 1999
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Cultural Studies
This article responds to what is regarded as a widespread critique of the phenomenon of tabloidization in television news and current affairs. Arguing that this is a phenomenon which cultural studies has found difficulty in critiquing - at least partly due to cultural studies’ populist heritage - this article sets out to suggest what kind of role cultural criticism should play in the analysis of contemporary television news and current affairs programming. 
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