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The differences between the Tabloids and The Broadsheets.

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The British press can be divided into two main categories. The popular press Tabloids and the more serious newspapers the broadsheets. In this piece of coursework I'm going to look at the differences between the Tabloids and The Broadsheets. Tabloids are sometimes known as the popular press because most people read them. They are also names "Red Tops" because of there format with the small pages that don't need to be folded although they include some certain news they also include a lot of celebrity gossip, adverts and pictures. They have smaller pages than The Broadsheets making them easier to read and there is no need to fold them. The Broadsheets are aimed at those who like a mores serious newspaper and have often been nicknamed "The Qualities". ...read more.

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The effect of The Tabloids pictures are very effective because they are eye catching making the reader feel sad and emotional about the pigs and making them buy the paper and read it. But in The Broadsheet it uses pictures of the actual cloned pigs therefore attracting of an upper social class person to read it. The Sun uses its pictures to break up the text and make it look easier to read and therefore making the reader want to read it because it looks as if there is not much writing as there actually is. In The Tabloid newspapers you usually find only one sentence per paragraph with no more than five lines per paragraph. ...read more.

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But in The Broadsheets you will find it, also you will find words like "Humanise, Technical Hurdles, and Clinical Trails" you will find these sort of word all the time as everyday language in The Broadsheets. The Broadsheet tries to report in an unbiased way but the Tabloid reports in a negative biased way for example "Storm, Frankenstein, porkers, boffins and silent viruses". So the main differences between the two types of paper are the size of the pages and how they are laid out with the pictures and the text. I preferred the one written in the Broadsheet because it gives you a better background about the story and scientific facts about the cloned pigs that could be saving lives. By Carl Courtney (12:4) ...read more.

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