IV. Fill in the blanks with the words from the box to complete the text about British tabloids. (10 points)
the sensationalism tag
A rather infamous counterpart of the British Press, the British tabloids are all about making the daily dose of news simpler, colorful and of course 1) .... Although the tabloids in most countries have a tendency to 2) ... the tabloid pages with celebrity news, an interesting feature of the British tabloids is making sensational celebrities out of every mundane news be it politics, sports, business or entertainment.
No matter how many people point fingers and 3) ... upon the British tabloids it is a fact that the tabloids are popular and 4) .... There is a demand for compact news dose with minimum text and 5) ... and the tabloids are giving the readers just that.
Print media all over the world is facing serious competition from the new media be it the 6) ... or Television and no one is geared up for the competition better than the tabloids. Most of the British tabloids have embraced the new media instead of competing with them and hence have their 7) ... or online editions of their daily tabloid editions.
The British tabloids have maintained a compact format, which is rather 8) ... for the reader to pick up, read and carry as well. The text is minimum and is supplemented with appropriate pictures. The entire format stresses more on the visual appeal rather than the 9) ... content.
Yes, the British tabloids wear 10) ... with pride and accept that they are profit driven and aim for good business at the end of the day. They have their own readership segment that is large enough to keep them going in the business as well.