The MailOnline is a British online tabloid launched in 2003. It has since become one of the most visited newspaper website in the world with almost 14 million visitors daily. Its intended target audience is women of all ages as the it mostly focuses on celebrity news. The style of MailOnline is typical for tabloids: big headlines and lots of pictures. It is known for its provocative headlines and topics and Piers Morgan’s occasional political rants. Despite of this, I wouldn’t say there is an actual political agenda behind the tabloid itself.

Today’s headlines include these gems (and they give a pretty good idea what the tabloid is like):

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After a while of searching, I finally found an article that I really liked: “I woof you! Heartwarming moment an adorable rescue dog gently picks up her 11 puppies and places them one by one into her foster mom’s lap“(MailOnline, January 26, 2017). I like the article because it’s light and has puppies in it, which is always a major plus.

What I don’t like about the MailOnline is how they keep recycling their articles. Every few months the same popular stories are published in order to gain clicks. I also dislike their lack of interest for proper sources. The MailOnline relies on shock value more than it does on truth, which often leads to their stories being complete rubbish.

I would recommend the MailOnline if you’re interested in celebrity news and don’t really care whether the news you read are real or “real-ish” with extremely questionable sources. Definitely don’t use it as a source of information for school.

 

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