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The main differences between a Tabloid newspaper and a Broadsheet newspaper

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The main differences between a Tabloid newspaper and a Broadsheet newspaper In this essay I am going to compare 2 different types of newspapers which are The Sun, which is a tabloid newspaper, tabloid meaning the size of the paper (half that of a broadsheet). The tabloid paper I have chosen to study is a typical tabloid paper, I bought it on the 19th of May 2004 for 30p. The main headline is showing a drunk East Enders football fan, but I am not going to study the headline or front page, I am going to study the 2nd page of the paper. The other paper that I am going to study is a broadsheet paper known as The Independent, usually broadsheet papers are twice the size of tabloid papers but this one isn't. I bought it on the 19th of May 2004 for 60p. As with the tabloid paper I am not going to study the front page, I am going to analyze the inner pages of the paper. The topic in each paper is about the American troops and how they treated the Iraqi prisoners, I will compare the story in each paper. As soon as you open the tabloid paper to the second page, you are instantly hit by a large bold headline, saying, "Fake Iraq Pics: Soldier Nicked". ...read more.

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There are only 4 to 7 words on each line, making it very simplistic. The points of each news item is to tell the audience about the issue of the Iraqi pictures, this article isn't biased at all, it doesn't give some ones opinion, it is written by someone with a neutral perspective. The article also makes fair use of interviews, it shows a ministry of defence spokeswoman's opinion, and also shows what a close investigator said. When you read the Broadsheet paper you find out that it is very long, there are about 6 to 11 words in each line. The main point of each news item is to tell the audience about the Iraq crisis. As you progress through the article you realise that the article is very biased, it is against the war and strongly wants the soldiers out of Iraq, it gives someone's opinion. I think that the Broadsheet paper doesn't make good use of interviews, there are only few quotes, and it could have used a better range of interviews. This makes it different from the tabloid paper. The style of the vocabulary used in the tabloid paper is very simple and formal, so simple in fact that a young child between the age of 8 and 11 would be able to read and understand it. ...read more.

Conclusion

I think the audience would be positioned to think against the war due to the nature of the article and the way it has been written and presented, also due to the images used some of them are quite harsh images of Iraqi prisoners. I think that the audience s positioned to read this very actively because the article shows many coloured pictures and gives very detailed accounts of the Iraq conflict. Overall I think the broadsheet article is a better newspaper of the two because the article is more detailed and more graphical, very well written and well presented which grabbed the reader's attention, also gives a good persuasive argument against the war. Although this article did have its flaws, at times it gave too much detail and in some areas it was biased, even though they gave factual information. I think the paper is successful in the way it imparts the news to its readers. The tabloid article was brief but eye catching, these were its good points. It wasn't biased which made it an interesting article so you formed your own opinion about the conflict. In this paper I think that it did leave out some important information, which was one of its drawbacks, it was not as detailed as the broadsheet paper. Adeem Azhar English coursework Mr Best 10B2 1 ...read more.

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