The National Enquirer is an American supermarket tabloid now published by American Media Inc. Founded in 1926, the tabloid has gone through a number of changes over the years.
Tabloid journalism is a style of journalism that emphasizes sensational crime stories, gossip columns about celebrities and sports stars, junk food news and astrology.
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The Enquirer openly acknowledges that it will pay sources for tips, a practice generally frowned upon by the mainstream press.
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At least one prominent story, connected to the Elizabeth Smart case, had to be retracted after it was revealed that two informants had fabricated information.
The informants had been paid a large sum for the story.
The tabloid has struggled with declining circulation figures because of competition from glossy tabloid publications.
In May 2014, American Media announced a decision to shift the headquarters of the National Enquirer from Florida, where it had been located since 1971, back to New York City, where it originally began as The New York Enquirer in 1926.
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