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My annotated bibliography focuses on the tabloidisation of the media in particular the news media of Britain and the United States as they are most often discussed and are commonly perceived as the most tabloidised Bird S Elizabeth For inquiring minds a cultural study of supermarket tabloids Knoxville University of Tennessee Press 1992 Academic author Bird gives another historical exploration of how tabloids came about by linking their beginnings to ancient folklore and urban legends She argues that todays audience for the tabloid media is not given enough credit She states that audiences are better educated and more aware than commonly thought The audience does interact with and contributes to the tabloid media - they arent simply passive She says the lower class audience knows that the information they are getting is as false as much as upper class audience members do This book works on the perspective of how tabloidisation affects the consumer audience or if it does at all Engel Matthew Tickle the public one hundred years of the popular press London Indigo 1997 The author of this book has an insiders view into tabloids and the media Engel has worked as a sub-editor writer correspondent and columnist among other journalistic pursuits for many years Here he details the history of the British popular press including tabloid publications like the Sun He contends that the newspaper industry is a repetitive one which is forever recycling itself Through the use of examples he proves that the publication of sensationalist material and tablodisation are not just recent developments but that the practice has happened for hundreds of years Ferrell Jeff and Neil Websdale Making trouble cultural constructions of crime deviance and control New York Aldine de Gruyter 1999 This book shows us that the media has always used sensationalism and tabloid style entertainment especially when they need to be highly competitive Tabloidisation is not a new occurrence This work contends that
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