Is Guyana's Kaieteur Newspaper a Serious News Media or a Tabloid?


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While the definition of a "tabloid" is somewhat subjective, the general consensus among Guyana's readership and news media is that the Kaieteur News is descending towards that classification as of May 2015. They hold that the paper engages in sensationalism and journalism that is heavily slanted towards personal opinion.

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There is some contention regarding the classification of the Kaieteur News as a tabloid. Some readers feel that the term is being unjustly applied, while others believe that Guyana's other publications aren't any better. There is widely recognized drama among the newspaper's editors and producers, however, which in itself has been the subject of sensational reporting, and there have been allegations of slander made against the paper by the U.S. government. A report from January 2015 states that the owner of the Kaieteur News is financially supporting political opposition parties, but there is no solid proof.

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