An analysis of the role the tabloid press plays in the cultural aspect of our lives.

This paper discusses the type of stories published in the tabloid press, and read by thousands each day. This type of reporting is compared to the age-old cultural role of story teller. The paper outlines Carl Jung’s search for the connections between the stories of living people and ancient myths. This paper illustrates the psychological purposes that the tabloid stories serve.
Although very few of us would actually admit to it a lot of us must actually be reading the tabloid press because publications like The National Inquirer sell hundreds of thousands of copies each day. This is true despite the fact that the average tabloid is full of articles that can in no way be considered to be news. Elaborate stories of alien kidnapping. Elvis everyone. Stories about Princess Diana, who will remain tabloid fodder for decades, one guesses.