• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Tabloid and Broad Sheet Comparison.

Extracts from this document...


Tabloid and Brad Sheet Comparison Both articles in "Daily Express" and "The Times" refer to the same story in which a light carrier crashed into a Milan Skyscraper. The "Daily Express" is a sensationalist tabloid and the "The Times" a broadsheet. Both newspapers use a different device when telling the story. "The Times" is more factual and descriptive whereas the "Daily Express" is emotive and dramatic. The different newspaper target their audience specifically e.g. the "The Times" has an older more sophisticated readership, whereas the "Daily Express" target a younger audience. They do this through images, headlines, captions, contents, language and style. Banners, headlines and captions have a great significance for a newspaper article. Captions from "The Times" are mixture of facts and opinions although they are less emotive, but they are very descriptive. Headlines do one of the most important jobs for a newspaper articles. Their job is to catch people's attention and the ones in "The Times" "My God, it's like New York all over again" are doing a very good job, they are very descriptive and a bit arousing. Banners from the "Daily Express" are very emotive and make a very strong effect towards the readers. ...read more.


"The Times" article refer to a story, which a light carrier aircraft crashed into Milan Skyscraper "night when a light aircraft crashed into Milan's tallest building". The Italian prime minister convened an emergency meeting fearing an attack similar to September 11th "Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister, convened an emergency defence and security meeting after the crash aroused fears of a suicide attack similar to the September 11 attacks in the US. Five people including the pilot in the accident have died "Reports said that five people had died including the pilot". The content is factual. The content of this article is typical of a broadsheet because the text is long, sophisticated language is used; it also has a political focus. The article in the "Daily Express" refers to the same story as "The Times". The plane crashed into 25th floor of Italy's Pirelli Tower. Everybody feared it was a terrorist attack. The plane's electrical system had failed and it was believed it was an accident. "Daily Express" tells the story in more dramatic and emotive way whereas "The Times" tells it in more factual way. The content of this article is typical of a tabloid because the style of the text far from simple they use figurative language to convey information in an entertaining way. ...read more.


Most of first hand accounts are from eyewitnesses. Tabloid instead of using sophisticated words to get readers' attention they give the reader a lot of gossip. "The Times" uses much more facts than opinions, this builds up a very strong effect and it makes it more realistic, descriptive and more dramatic towards the readers. Using this kind of language it makes it more suitable for sophisticated and older readership. This article is a typical article of "The Times" it uses more facts and more sophisticated words, which builds up a more descriptive picture in readers' mind. The "Daily Express" uses more opinionated text. It builds up a more realistic and dramatic effect toward the readers so it makes it more suitable for younger and less understandable readership. This article is a typical article of the "Daily Express" it uses a simple language and more opinions. The conclusion I have came up to is that the tabloids such as the "Daily Express" try to make their articles dramatic and emotive by using a lot of opinions and by showing images which trigger people's emotions, whereas, broadsheet newspapers such as "The Times" try to keep their stories factual and realistic by telling the truth and using facts rather than opinions. Both of these methods work extremely well for the newspapers. Stefan Krupez 11H ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Newspapers & Magazines section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Newspapers & Magazines essays

  1. Newspaper Comparison.

    that of Account A with its neutral and factual explanation of events. The picture attached to Account B occupies a large portion of the page (larger than the article itself) which differs from that of Account A. also the picture shows a far more desperate and dramatic rescue scene with

  2. English Language Article Comparison

    After having seen the headlines and been attracted to the story you begin to read the main text. Straight away in the hook paragraph you can see differences in the papers' attitudes. Firstly, and most obviously the fact that in The Sun the first paragraph has been written in bold, and simply written normally in The Telegraph.

  1. Compare the article in the Independent with the article in the Daily Mail, addressing ...

    - inside the school, in a corridor, as he waited to go into a classroom.' This is Luke's aunt she was not at the scene of the crime when it happened so she is just going by what she has heard.

  2. Broadsheet and Tabloid artical comparison.

    The Times also mentions the previous incident in the area in 1976 when 42 people died due to 'the failure of automatic safety systems' in the third column second-to-last paragraph. The American publication does not discuss the event in detail. It mentions the area in which it took place (Dolomites).

  1. Magazine Reveiw and Comparison

    increase the reader's interest and to give them an idea of what is in the magazine. People will also be more inclined to buy this magazine if they see interesting stories or names of celebrities in the contents. However in 'OK!'

  2. Broadsheet and tabloid article comparison.

    It took them two weeks to publish the incident. It was using very basic writing techniques. It also prints that the incident was not that bad a disaster "By then, Prime Minister Romano Prodi had already judged the crash as an act of trajic recklessnesss".

  1. Unobtrusive Marketing Research Methods.

    It is assumed that a person has been exposed to a page provided that a fingerprint is found on the individual page. Given the setup chosen it was not possible to make assumptions concerning the characteristics of an individual fingerprint: Did it belong to a small girl or to a grown up male?

  2. For this essay I will be comparing the differences, similarities, structure, and content between ...

    Two small pictures, one showing a drawing of Kate Moss and one showing manager Mullord, both them looking innocent whereas the slightly wider larger picture above them shows Alan Wass sticking two fingers up at the crowd, portraying him as a bad man.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work