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Comparing Tabloids & Broadsheets.

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I am going to compare two types of newspaper, a tabloid (Daily Express) and a broadsheet (The Times). They are quite different, mainly in the layout, how language is used and the content. First I compared the headline and sub-heading between the two newspapers. In the tabloid the headline is very dramatic to grab your attention so you want to read the article. An example of this is 'Wills fury over TV drama.' The tabloid has just one front page story and an offer on the front to sell itself so people get pulled in by the offer or want to carry on reading the main story. However the broadsheet also has a heading that catches you attention, but it gives more information than a tabloid heading, it doesn't need to attract people's attention because there are only a certain amount of people that read it and they know what to expect. An example of this is 'One night of Ecstasy may bring on Parkinson's.' It tells you exactly what it is about, where as the tabloid heading isn't as clear. Also the tabloid has one big heading on the front of the paper and the broadsheet front page looks the same as the inside pages, with lots of different articles on the page. The only difference between the front page and the rest of the pages is that it has 'The Times' printed on it. ...read more.


If there is any opinion it is brief and you are shown both sides of the argument so no opinion is forced on you. It is mainly factual and just gives the information to people so they can make up their own minds. Tabloids contain a lot of puns and alliteration, which are mainly in the headline to catch the reader's attention and draw you into the article. They are used to keep your attention on the article so you don't get bored. On the other hand the broadsheet rarely contains either of them as it is a more serious paper and gets to the point. The people that read broadsheets don't need to be kept interested by using puns and alliteration because most of the people would be interested in the article they are reading as it has effects in their lives and they generally are more interested. This goes for stocks and shares especially because the people that read the broadsheet probably have shares and are interested in how well it is doing, instead of the people that read the broadsheet that might not understand it or have any of their own so they aren't bothered by the subject. Puns and alliteration make the article more exciting like imagery with pictures, similes and metaphors. There are not many similes in the tabloid, but there were lots of metaphors used such as, 'The tones were last night ripped apart'. ...read more.


Although, there are still many people that do read the broadsheet often and is interesting for them as it includes articles that they like to read about. In conclusion to this essay I think that over all, the tabloids and the broadsheet have similar layouts, with a few minor differences such as the size or amount of text written and the amount of pictures used. However, the language is very different as the broadsheet uses longer, more complex words than the tabloid that uses shorter, simpler words. This is because of the type of person that reads them as the people that read broadsheets are generally more intellectual than people that read tabloid therefore they can understand the complex language used in broadsheets. The tabloids have a large content of celebrities and gossip, although, it did have national news in it, which is very different to broadsheets. Broadsheets have international and international news and not as much written about celebrities and gossip. The broadsheet also tells the truth and gives both opinions of the story, unlike the tabloid which is exaggerated to make it more exciting and only gives the opinion of the story they want you to see. Therefore the tabloid is a lot more biased than the broadsheet. There is a lot of advertising in both papers, but the tabloid has more than double the amount of adverts in the broadsheet. By Jade McGreevy ...read more.

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