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Comparison of the front page of a tabloid newspaper and the front page of a broadsheet newspaper on the same day.

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Comparison of the front page of a tabloid newspaper and the front page of a broadsheet newspaper on the same day. The following piece of work will reflect the differences between a broadsheet newspaper (The Independent) and a tabloid newspaper (The Mail). It will comment on the variations in the way the two newspapers present the Headline, photographs, layout, journalistic styles fact and opinion and the angle of the report. Newspapers have been in circulation a long time, this year being the newspapers 300th anniversary. "The Daily Courant" was the very first newspaper, printed in 1702, and is still in print today; even though "The Stanford Mercury" claims it was first printed in 1695. For some years now there has been growing fears that the television, and the Internet will end the spell on newspapers, but in 1999 there was still ten British morning newspapers; between them selling over 13,000,000 copies a day. Newspapers first started with the "coffee house society". Upper class citizens would meet in the coffee houses and want to be seen reading the daily news. National papers are usually divided into two categories, Tabloid (or popular press) ...read more.

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The headline for the Daily Mail is "WHERE THE HELL IS HE NOW?" With a subtitle: "Armageddon a year on. But as the west prepares for war, the question remains...........". This headline is much bigger in font size than the Independent's and is underlined. It is also in big, bold capital letters, which is extremely eye catching and uses a rhetorical question to personalise it to the reader. It also uses sensationalism as the west aren't actually preparing for war - it's there to grab your attention. The headline is in white font on top of a black background which makes it somehow gloomy, on the other hand the picture for the Independent is of the New York skyline a year after the terrorist attacks. It is directly under the headline and the skyline is beautiful, clear and calm yet - without the two magnificent twin towers. This picture is highly emotive, and by far the most effective of the two pictures, as it is such a contrast of the skyline a year ago as the dominant familiar feature is missing, the sky is also 'impossibly blue' making you wonder will history tragically repeat itself a year on. ...read more.

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The broadsheet still gives the majority of the front page to the lead story, although it can still afford to have a support story about "Parliament to be recalled after Blair bows to pressure for debate", because of its sheer size. The overall layout of the Independent article is simplistic, the print size is small, but normal for newspapers and even the headline uses a relatively small font. It is set out in columns and isn't as eye catching and the Mail's huge headline and picture. It is obvious, from comparison of the two newspapers and the different way in which they deliver the news, that the Mail and the Independent are 'worlds apart'. As the tabloid newspapers are selling millions more copies than the broadsheets I wonder - do people, on the whole, want facts and figures that the broadsheets provide, or do they want gossip, opinion and bias? Do they want to be shocked and entertained, which is what the tabloids aim to do. I think the answer to that question is to be found in the sales figures. ...read more.

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