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What do you understand by the terms Broadsheet and Tabloid newspapers? Explain in detail what you think are the essential differences between these types of newspapers.

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Media. Dominique Orlowski. Looking at Newspapers. Coursework Assignment 2. Task 1. What do you understand by the terms Broadsheet and Tabloid newspapers? Explain in detail what you think are the essential differences between these types of newspapers. Tabloid newspapers are newspapers that are smaller in size compared to other newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph. Tabloid newspapers contain large photographs and big headlines. Stories in tabloids tend to be short and the front pages capture headlines that are referred to by an added striking photograph. ...read more.

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Broadsheet papers therefore have more stories on a page relatively due to the fact that the pages are bigger. Popular tabloid papers such as The Sun generally hold stories that are concerned with crime, sex, gossip and scandals. Tabloid papers such as The Daily Express carry a lot more serious news. Whereas Broadsheet newspapers carry more informative stories based on the fact that they see their job as informing their readers of what's going on in the world. Their stories tend to deal with political, economic and international news. Therefore it is unusual for a broadsheet to carry stories about a sex scandal. ...read more.

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Headlines are rarely humorous but mainly informative. People that are involved in stories are given their full title instead of what they are better known for. There are various differences between broadsheet and tabloid newspapers. Broadsheet newspapers are bigger than tabloid newspapers. Broadsheet newspapers contain informative headlines whereas tabloids contain big headlines that are sometimes humorous. Broadsheet newspapers tend to influence people that are higher in the hierarchy. Moreover tabloids are aimed at any age range and these types of newspapers are generally designed to provide eye-catching emotives rather than very informative stories. The layout , presentation and style of both newspapers are both different. Broadsheet newspapers are usually wrote formally in order ultimately engage the readers attention. ...read more.

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