The Era of Print Tabloid Newspapers Is Over

From a story on by Sara Fischer headlined “America’s print tabloid era is over”:

The sale of the National Enquirer, a storied gossip rag that became engulfed in scandals in recent years, represents the latest American tabloid giant to change hands as the era of print gossip fades away.

Why it matters: A small group of powerful voices has been replaced by hundreds of digital influencers and gossip sites that run the same rumors, often with even less accountability.

While many print tabloids run articles without bylines and using anonymous sources, it’s still clear who owns most magazines. Online, even that small layer of accountability is often missing.