Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on tabloid vs broadsheet newspapers in the uk. The two types of newspapers contain different news, look different, aim at attracting different readers and they contain different styles of writing. Nevertheless, the competition for readers is vivid, and broadsheets and tabloids may steal tricks from each other so as to win the circulation war. Notably, in Britain, many broadsheet newspapers run Fantasy Football Leagues, which originally were a tabloid tactic.
Predominantly, there are numerous differences that exist between broadsheets and tabloids. Tabloids, initially named after the shortened news and stories and the size they have, report in a more personal way (Keeble, 2006). This allows readers to be in a position to identify with the text in the newspaper. Additionally, apart from publishing stories lacking economic and political baseline and publishing stories based on personal focusing private and personal lives, they present more pictures while focusing on local rather than focusing on international news. While comparing to quality media, tabloids incline to sensationalize news that aggravates heated reader responses.
Broadsheets Britain newspapers refer to the most common newspaper format that is 12 by 11 inches wide and 20 inches wide. Broadsheets newspapers mainly consist of six columns across. Apart from their size, broadsheet newspapers tend to use a traditional approach to delivering news (Keeble, 2006). This traditional approach emphasizes in-depth coverage and the use of a sober tone in editorials and articles. The readers of broadsheet newspapers are fairly educated and affluent, where many of them live in the suburbs.
Broadsheets and tabloids newspapers do not look different by accident. Notably, each paper is trying to appeal to the reader. The readers of tabloids newspapers do not read broadsheets and vice versa. Both papers are written in a different manner and it is the work of the editors and other sub-editors to know how each paper should look and make sure only the stories that suit each paper’s style are present in the paper (Keeble, 2006).