Codes + Conventions- Broadsheet Main headline is politics Substantial amount of text Entices readers to buy paper + grabs attention Important topics- war Banner to attract buyers Quotation from interview Few pictures Big, bold text Archaic font
Codes + Conventions- Tabloid Big bold title grabs attention Virtually no text Cheap price Daring, “low-brow” content attracts less educated readers Ridiculous headline “ Judge frees ratface”- comical and audacious Picture takes up whole page Reality television
Difference between Local + National Local National - Only contain stories on a local basis “Serving Frome and the surrounding areas” - Contains national and global stories, “News from around the world” - Contain plenty of adverts to fund the production and distribution of the paper - Money comes from newspaper sales, so don’t contain many adverts - Often pictures are in black and white as colour is too expensive - Fully colour pictures and titles - Very text based front page- very few pictures, lots of “main” stories - Large picture takes up a lot of space, only one or two “main” stories
Newspapers are read by virtually everyone worldwide.
Different newspapers attract different audiences;
Tabloid (eg. The Daily Mail) Generally less educated, lower-class readers who are more interested in subjects such as reality television, sport, and news on celebrities etc as opposed to politicians. Broadsheet (eg. The Times) Generally more upper-class readers who are interested in more important topics such as finance, economy, law and politics.