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The Difference Between A Tabloid And A Broadsheet Newspaper.

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The Difference Between A Tabloid And A Broadsheet Newspaper In this essay I will be explaining the differences between a broadsheet and a tabloid newspaper. Some of these differences range from the type of language used, to the format of the newspaper itself. Firstly I will discuss the layout of the newspapers. The tabloid newspaper is on A3 paper whereas the broadsheet papers use A2. Tabloid papers also use a lot more front-page space dedicated to pictures and headlines. For example in Tuesday's The Sun there is a picture of Tracy Shaw, which takes up about a third of the front-page. It also has smaller pictures of Victoria Beckham and David Beckham. ...read more.


You can see this when looking at the Tracy Shaw article where it says "...as she sported a daring new hair-do at a telly bash last night." This sentence contains a lot of slang and isn't Standard English. The Times is a lot more difficult to understand and is more for the well-educated person. Here is a sentence from main story of the times: - "The prime minister's speech this afternoon to the TUC conference in Brighton comes amid a growing row over the Governments plans of private provision." This has not used any kinds of slang and uses Standard English. The front-page of the Sun features people like Tracy Shaw and David Beckham featuring a story about a row between David Beckham and Mark Kennedy. ...read more.


A broadsheet reader would be interested in politics and current affairs. The broadsheet humour is a lot more sophisticated than that of the tabloid. The tabloid newspapers humour tends to go through in the way of puns. For example when Tracy Shaw got her hair cut and the pun was "Tracy Shorn." As opposed to a broadsheet view the tabloid paper would exaggerate the story to increase sales. For example in the David Beckham story the row sounds a lot fiercer than it probably was. According to the Sun "The England skipper was insulted by Mark Kennedy in a night-spot and the row spilled over to flats where they both live." A broadsheet would merely report on what actually happened in their articles except if they were politically biased toward a particular party. ...read more.

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