Tabloid is the word used for a newspaper format. The standard size of a tabloid is typically smaller than broadsheet, making it easy to carry. The use of tabloid-sized newspapers increased so much after their introduction, that the term tabloid journalism was coined.
Tabloid journalism, today, stands as a distinct form of journalism, attracting a large number of readers in almost every country. The stories covered in tabloid newspapers are usually sensational and full of images and photographs.
With sensationalism being its hallmark, tabloid journalism attracts less educated readers. That is why broadsheet newspapers and other forms of journalism have distanced themselves from sensationalism. Tabloid, right from the start, has been more popular in the United Kingdom than any other country.
Some of the most popular tabloid newspapers are Dailymail (United Kingdom), The Sun (United Kingdom), New York Daily News, New York Daily Mirror and the New York Evening Graphic.
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Broadsheet newspapers follow a standard paper size that typically measures 20 to 22 inches long and 11 to 12 inches wide. Broadsheet offers detailed stories, but relies less on images and photographs. The language used in these papers is usually professional and free of catchy phrases. Readers of broadsheet papers not only belong to educated class, but also working class from urban areas.
Some of the popular broadsheet papers are The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Guardian from United Kingdom.
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