Newspaper Comparison Today's society is in many respects dominated by the media. Newspapers, books, television, radio and the Internet not only play significant role in an average person's life but are also multi-billion pound industries that, through the public exposure they are subject to, carry great influence. One of the oldest media formats still in use is the newspaper. This old printed format carries great political power and boasts huge readerships, partly due to its cheap price, never exceeding a few pounds an issue, and its portability. Throughout the decades during which Newspapers have developed, two main styles of writing and presentation in newspapers have emerged: Tabloid and Broadsheet.
The readership of a broadsheet such as The Times tends to be those with a high reading stamina who demand in-depth reporting. An example of these people include those with more time, for example when travelling such as businessmen, lawyers and teachers. These papers have far more text and less pictures and are often linked to education. The Mirror and The Times both tell the same story in very different ways as I have explained in this essay. It is a fact that The Mirror uses more sensational language and bias than The Times, which uses more informative and factual language and is far more neutral.
It is now a more effective form of communication and attracts millions of people worldwide. The Mirror has a very unique style of writing and presenting the fashionable tabloid. The corporate identity is very colourful sporting a red and white header, which is slightly similar to the rival papers. These papers are known as the red tops. The different stories on the front page are outstandingly restricted with a headline story and further small headlines situated at the top of the page.
I think this difference exists because the two forms of writing have different objectives. The general objectives of a newspaper article are to examine a story or issue, to introduce the public to the issue, and to provide a forum for others' opinions. With a few exceptions, newspapers don't have the time or the space to delve into an issue; instead they introduce it and possibly follow it up later with another story. The general objective of most academic writings I have done is to comprehensively answer a question. This involves a far more exhaustive exploration of an issue.
The quote also gives an example of desperation of the search by saying that they are using "every effort" possible. The broad sheet layout is on the front page of the newspaper but however Is crammed in at the bottom with a small headline, in a large contrast the story in the tabloid is on page two fully as the front page is occupied by the headline of Terry Lloyd and one of troops entering Basra and a picture covering the whole front page. However both papers have a picture of Terry Lloyd on the left hand side and the headline above. The headline is small but in bold and is
Comparing Articles in Different Newspapers The Daily Mail and The Independent are two different types of newspaper. The Daily Mail is what is known as a tabloid newspaper and focuses directly on the most popular events, human interests and trivial matters .A tabloid newspaper differs from the standard paper this is included in its size, the range and depth of its coverage and the ratio of images to text. a Tabloid is around half the size of a standard broadsheet paper, reports are more simplified or more direct and compact versions of a report, they also include a lot more images relating to the article. A tabloid is often found to be extremely biased and tries to influence the public's opinions on the reporters own certain views. Dictionary definition- a newspaper popular in style with bold headlines and large photographs, having pages half the size of those of the average broadsheet.
On average the front page of a Broadsheet newspaper will contain between one thousand five hundred to two thousand words. This immediately suggests that the people who read broadsheet newspapers are keen to read and also have time to read the news in detail. Tabloid newspapers appeal to readers who are working class. These readers want to quickly scan through the news and gossip. Tabloid newspapers devote most of their pages to large headlines and pictures, but co... ... middle of paper ... ...
Comparing a Tabloid and a Broadsheet In this piece of coursework I will be looking at the differences and similarities in two particular subjects of the news. The two different articles are in both tabloids and broadsheets. One very noticeable comparison you can easily make between the broadsheet and the tabloid newspapers is which story they have given priority to, either the Catherine Zeta-Jones privacy trail which is no more then popular news, or the Iraq conflict which has affected people world wide and is very serious news. One of the stories, which is the one on the war in Iraq, has many more has many more articles in the paper than the story covering the Catherine Zeta Jones and Mickael Douglas court case against Hello! Magazine, who violated the couple's image rites at there wedding.
The content that you get in this paper is typical of a tabloid newspaper. It contains stories on celebrities and has a lot of scandals and informal news. The broad sheet newspaper I will be studying and analysing is The Sunday Times published and varies in many ways from a tabloid newspaper. Straight away looking at this paper the front cover is set out very different from the tabloid newspaper. There a no snappy big headlines and bold bright colours but instead there are smaller more formal headlines with a large amount of detail written beneath.
A Comparison of Broadsheet Newspapers with Tabloid Newspapers Investigation 1 Hypothesis 1 "Broadsheet newspapers have a longer average word length than tabloid newspapers" My theory is that broadsheet newspapers use a more complex style of language. In effect I think this will result in a longer average word length in a broadsheet than in a tabloid newspaper. Both newspapers will have a large amount of short word included in the articles, however, this can not be avoided due to the modern English language. I believe the articles in a broadsheet newspaper will have a higher average of longer words than in a tabloid. Although tabloids do contain some long words it will only be a fraction of long words that the broadsheet contains.