(An ad for the SF Examiner, taken at an underground bart/muni station.) Papers across the country and world are converting to Tabloid format. The San Francisco Chronicle still prints on quarter-folded broadsheet.
From what I recall, "Tabloid" used to be synonomous with racy, cheeky "yellow journalism."
A celebrity-obsessed, lose-with-facts type of content seen in the supermarket checkout line, "yellow journalism" originated with newspaper magnum William Randolph Hearst.
So Hearst's "yellow" content shamed papers from the Tab format. Then long after his death, his own Examiner brings it back to respectability. Sort of ironic, eh?