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

A Detailed Comparison Between Tabloid and Broadsheet Newspapers.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

A Detailed Comparison Between Tabloid and Broadsheet Newspapers The Sun and Telegraph, both support the conservative party but are very different. These papers have been chosen because they are representatives of stereotypical broadsheets and tabloids and are both best sellers, but both have similarities and differences. Rupert Murdoch owns the Sun, and Hollinger International owns The Telegraph. A tabloid paper is two A4 sheets wide and the name tabloid comes from the French word tablet, reflecting the size of the paper. A broadsheet paper is an A2 sheet folded in half, with the word broadsheet meaning as it says, a large sheet. Tabloid and broadsheets do not really compete against each other as they are targeted at different audiences, and are both designed in different ways to compete in different categories. Many people believe that the broadsheet is aimed at middle to upper class people with higher intellect, whereas the tabloid is aimed at the working class people. Each paper gives the desired audience what is believed what they want; this is why they are the best sellers. ...read more.

Middle

Headlines are also the main focus alongside the pictures; the paper then carries a small amount of text containing the minimal facts. The Telegraph, however, is the complete opposite, featuring only important photographs, minor headlines with a vast amount of text. The stories go into depth and carry hard news, whereas in The Sun they are shorter and not so detailed. There is also a larger font size featured in The Sun, than in The Telegraph. An attribute of The Telegraph is that it has far more articles than The Sun. The Telegraph has almost double the amount of news coverage than The Sun, whereas The Sun contains almost twenty pages of celebrity/ gossip articles with The Telegraph only featuring one or two. This is why tabloids are perceived as "gutter press" and the broadsheet known as the "quality press" for the business and sophisticated. The Telegraph is also renowned for its outstanding sports coverage. There is something on most cultural aspects of life featured in The Telegraph containing subjects covered are from fashion to theatre, whereas in The Sun they are more bias towards celebrity and gossip stories. ...read more.

Conclusion

From this detailed analysis it has shown the number of differences between the broadsheet and tabloid, but also the few similarities there are. I think overall The Sun is for more sex craving young men, whilst the generally older more sophisticated businessmen and women opt for the more intellectual Telegraph broadsheet. The young men that choose The Sun find it titillating to read about female celebrities, and women in general usually posing with minimal clothing. These photographs and stories often do not to the middle to upper classes finding them to be incongruous or tedious drivel. This I agree with. The stories in The Sun seem like it has been written by no more than a child, simple and unsophisticated. Whereas The Telegraph, written by the true English gentlemen and women. Their stories are sophisticated and contain real stories without any simple drivel. Therefore I would much more desire The Telegraph as a good read rather than The Sun, which I do not find compelling or interesting. The Telegraph signifies the proper news and sophisticated language, which the readers of higher intellect are bound to admire. Daniel Sibley ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Narrative 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 GCSE Narrative essays

  1. James Bond - Bond(TM)s female characters are fully liberated women. They use Bond. Consider ...

    Her job is to serve Bond and she is very considerate and apologetic towards him. She also needs his help to put the plane steps down when they arrive, which suggests women are weaker and they need Bond's help, however Pussy Galore goes against this as she does everything without Bond's help and is very independent.

  2. Compare two articles from two different type of papers, a tabloid and a broadsheet

    Tabloids usually use puns or play around with words although they haven't in this article. An example of a pun would be when Formula 1 racing driver Michael Schumacher crashed at 170mph head-on and still survived with a broken leg.

  1. Tabloid and broadsheet analysis.

    The headline in my two papers also differs. The tabloid paper headline, 'Students earn as they learn', is larger in text size but is short and snappy although not as informative about the story. This is because many tabloid readers look for a more attractive headline that has been spruced up by possibly rhyme or alliteration.

  2. Look at the screened news bulletin extracts and produce a detailed analysis of them

    Lastly this is a very negative story which is another prime factor about whether a news story is broadcast. Another element which is evident in the headline story throughout the channels is the presence of shocking images. This is imperative as "for television, the existence of a striking image will actually determine whether a story is used or not."

  1. Document Comparison.

    This is trying to influence you into joining their bank. The text is made to stand out by either having dark text on a light background or light text on a dark background. Important facts have been highlighted by making them bold with speak marks around the facts.

  2. Most news is predictable

    The first bomb went of in Liverpool street at 8:51am, 5 minutes later in between Kings cross and Russel square another goes off at 8:56am (reported 21 dead at that moment in time), the third occurs at Edgward road at 9:17am (reported 7 dead at that moment in time)

  1. Comparison of a Broadsheet and Tabloid Newspaper

    The column has a zoomed-up photograph of one of the five men lying on the ground with a bullet hole in his shoulder. Underneath the photograph, bold letters state 'Fanatic to end'. At the side of the photograph, a cross head in the main text stand out, saying 'shot'.

  2. Six Document Analysis.

    Although its benefit's are that it lures the reader to believe that the company has gone out of its way to benefit the customer. * Underneath this there is a large, bold statement 'The only card you'll ever need' which is centre aligned.

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