Let’s Talk Tabloid: Tips for Shifting to a Tabloid-Sized Paper (Part 1, The Tabloid Backstory)

1In the midst of massive reinvention across college media, many student newspapers are considering making the switch to a tabloid-sized paper in print. What are the advantages, challenges and surprises that come with shifting to tabloid? And what are some tips to help make the transition as seamless as possible for reporters, editors, designers and readers?

During a recent College Media Podcast chat, Claire Dodson, outgoing editor-in-chief of The Daily Beacon student newspaper at the University of Tennessee, offered advice while sharing the story of how the Beacon reinvented as a tabloid this past semester.

Part 1The Tabloid Backstory

[To listen to this part, click on the link above. For the full chat, click here or on the image below.]

Part 2: The Cover Story Challenge

Part 3: The Tabloid Experience for Readers

Part 4: Tabloid Staffing & Workflow

Part 5: Final Tabloid Tips

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