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Describe an account for the differences between the front page of a daily national tabloid and a daily national broadsheet published on the same day.

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Task: Describe an account for the differences between the front page of a daily national tabloid and a daily national broadsheet published on the same day. In this essay, I will explore the differences between two newspapers, "The Sun," which is a tabloid, and "The Times," which is a highly regarded broadsheet newspaper. Both of these newspapers are popular; a tabloid is smaller, more colourful and relies on certain material to attract readers. Broadsheets are generally larger, more serious and less colourful. In addition, there are other important factors, which I will discuss afterwards; I will take account of the layout, language and the use of colour. I will commence by talking about the layout of the two newspapers. The layouts of the two newspapers are very different in many ways, firstly, 'The Sun' is written in big bold letters with a red background, which makes it appealing to readers due to the colour. On the other hand, 'The Times' is printed in bold letters but a different font. Instead of having a colourful background like 'The Sun', there is a royal crest. This will not be seen in 'The Sun' newspaper for a one main reason. ...read more.

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These words and phrases show that the story is more one sided, because those words, specifically the word tyrant, make me think of Saddam Hussain as a huge person with so much power and does so much bad things. The word 'tyrant' could be called a metonym as it is a name of a specific thing or object, but describes another person. In my opinion, I think this is very affective because the reporter uses strong adjectives instead repeating his name all the time; if he did do that then the report would very boring, also notice that he only uses 'tyrant' once and uses other adjectives such as 'evil'. This is completely different in 'The Times' newspaper as they treat it as a debatable topic. In the showbiz news it says, 'King of celeb jungle,' again this is colloquism. The reporter has also used the word 'celeb,' which is a short version/slang of celebrity. There is also a short phrase, 'it girl,' this means a person who is moving into the high society/ centre of attraction. In 'The Times,' the language is completely different, it is more complex compared to 'The Sun.' As the newspaper is mainly read by adults and features international and national news, there are abbreviation like 'TUC' and 'UN,' which are not fully abbreviated. ...read more.

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In the Sun, they talk about President Saddam and actions, which must be carried out immediately, the reporter makes sure that the readers identifies this by sing the word 'now', which is used when people are angry and want things done straight away. He emphasises on this word so much by firstly typing it in capital letters and then in a different font to the rest of the paragraph, and lastly in bold. Another aspect, which I would like to talk about which regards 'The Sun', is the suspense that is created. In the showbiz news, it states the reaction of a man named Tony. This is expressed as a cropped picture of himself and a caption underneath that says, "Shocked...Tony hears news last night." The reporter creates suspense here by using '...', this holds the readers attention. In my opinion, I prefer 'The Times,' to the 'The Sun,' this is mainly because it gets straight to the point and it does not meddle with with large 'flashy' pictures. Instead, it gets to the point with detail. The reporter also expands a little on the story by stating what will happen. Shayban Mubeen 10p ENGLISH- Mrs Wood A Comparison between Two Newspapers-A Tabloid and a Broadsheet A Comparison between Two Newspapers-A Tabloid and a Broadsheet ...read more.

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