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1 NEWSPAPERS TABLOID VS BROADSHEET Ms Brennan English MTSM

2 The first newspapers were all called broadsheets, because they used large, wide sheets of paper for their pages. Tabloid newspapers were traditionally smaller and squarer in shape than the broadsheet papers. These two types of paper have quite different written styles. Your style, material and layout will be affected by the kind of paper you are writing for. Recently, some broadsheet newspapers have reduced the size of their pages to make them easier to read, particularly on trains! However, they are still classified as broadsheet papers because of the style of journalism within them.

3 EXAMPLES

4 STYLES More formal Metaphors rather than puns Rhetorical questions More complex sentences (look for sentences separated by lots of commas, semi-colons etc.) Puns sometimes used, although more subtle Statistics Descriptions of people tend to relate to personality or position in society Politicians comments often included, with a commentary by the journalist Informal Use of puns Use of alliteration Exaggeration for effect Slang Colloquial language (chatty) Informal names used Short, snappy sentences Heightened language (over the top) Brand names Adjectives often carry sexual overtones A focus upon appearance Frequent use of elision e.g. wont, dont.

5 MAST HEAD – name of the newspaper LEAD ARTICLE: BS written in columns TB very short overview SECOND FRONT PAGE ARTICLE ADVERTISEMENT Contents list PHOTO: TB illustrates lead article Banner Headline for lead article Headline, dramatic & sensational: usually contains pun/alliteration, takes up most of page. caption

6 HEADLINES What makes the perfect headline? Ideally, a headline should: Be more formal grab the attention of potential buyers be easily remembered Broadsheets usually use longer, more informative headlines Tabloids use specific techniques to make their headlines eye catching: * Puns – Supermarket chiefs are sorry for mis-steak! * Alliteration – bookies take a bashing * Clichés – zoo lets the cat out of the bag * Slang – Punters pull of 2 mill sting * Rhyme – Simons Age Rage

7 HEADLINES LOOK AT THE TWO FOLLOWING HEADLINES AND INDICATE WHICH TYPE OF NEWSPAPER THEY SUIT AND WHY: French Lorry Drivers Blockade Port Outrageous! Theyre holding us hostage Formal language No emotion Simple statement of fact No exclamation mark BROADSHEET Emotive language Alliteration Use of exclamation mark No clear indication as to what the story is about Use of abbreviation TABLOID

8 CREATE YOUR OWN For each of the news topics below create a headline for a broadsheet and a tabloid newspaper: Ireland is to go through another cold winter, with two months of snow expected Katie Taylor wins gold for Ireland A gang use a JCB to rob an ATM machine Three die on roads over the weekend Famous celebrity couple announce their divorce

9 ARTICLES A Headline Sub Headings Picture with captionExpert opinion Comments/interview from eye witnesses

10 Main facts Background Information Analysis Quotes At the start of the article At the end of the article It is important that your article does not show any bias and reports only substantiated facts

11 Throughout your article you need to answer each of the following questions What happened? Who was involved? Where did it happen? When did it happen? How did it happen?

12 STYLE – tabloid or broadsheet – WHY? PENSIONER BRUTUALLY BEATEN A lonely pensioner was brutally beaten up by a mugger, just yards from her own front door. All she had on her was £7.00. I was just walking home from my weekly lunch at the local Day Centre, says widow Mary Evans, 86, of South Court, Devenish. It wasnt even dark, only 3pm on a September afternoon. And this isnt a big city. Are we safe anywhere these days? Not safe in our own streets D.C. Matthew Johns of Green Lane Police Station, Wilborough said, This is a really nasty attack on a defenceless old lady. Its not even as though she had anything on her worth stealing. So, now we cant even feel safe in our own street. When are the government going to wake up and realize theyve got to do something about it? After all, were the ones who put them there. Shouldnt they earn their keep by looking after us and making sure that old ladies dont have to live in fear?

13 STYLE – tabloid or broadsheet – WHY? Random Street Crime is Rising A national survey conducted by the Police Federation reveals that our streets really are less safe than they were ten years ago. The recent, well-publicized attack on an elderly pensioner, Mrs Mary Evans, aged 86 of Devenish, brought the issue of street muggings back to the publics attention. The publication of this report will simply confirm what many ordinary people have felt for some time: that police efforts to control street crime have failed. It is now a matter of urgency that the government should recognize that it is its responsibility to tackle this issue. It cannot be right that the elderly should have to take their lives in their hands every time they step beyond their own front doors, said Help The Ageds spokesperson Helen Smith. We claim to be a civilized country, yet it seems that our streets are not as safe as we like to think. Perhaps its time to reassess the priorities of the police force and target the unglamorous side of community policing: drugs seizures are undoubtedly important, but so is the day-to-day safety of vulnerable members of society.

14 STYLE – tabloid or broadsheet – WHY? PENSIONER BRUTUALLY BEATEN A lonely pensioner was brutally beaten up by a mugger, just yards from her own front door. All she had on her was £7.00. I was just walking home from my weekly lunch at the local Day Centre, says widow Mary Evans, 86, of South Court, Devenish. It wasnt even dark, only 3pm on a September afternoon. And this isnt a big city. Are we safe anywhere these days? Not safe in our own streets D.C. Matthew Johns of Green Lane Police Station, Wilborough said, This is a really nasty attack on a defenceless old lady. Its not even as though she had anything on her worth stealing. So, now we cant even feel safe in our own street. When are the government going to wake up and realize theyve got to do something about it? After all, were the ones who put them there. Shouldnt they earn their keep by looking after us and making sure that old ladies dont have to live in fear? EMOTIVE WORDS DIRECT SPEECH PERSONAL DETAILS GIVEN USE OF CONTRACTIONS SUB HEADING RHETORICAL QUESTION SHORT SENTENCES AND PARAGRAPHS THROUGHOUT

15 STYLE – tabloid or broadsheet – WHY? Random Street Crime is Rising A national survey conducted by the Police Federation reveals that our streets really are less safe than they were ten years ago. The recent, well-publicized attack on an elderly pensioner, Mrs Mary Evans, aged 86 of Devenish, brought the issue of street muggings back to the publics attention. The publication of this report will simply confirm what many ordinary people have felt for some time: that police efforts to control street crime have failed. It is now a matter of urgency that the government should recognize that it is its responsibility to tackle this issue. It cannot be right that the elderly should have to take their lives in their hands every time they step beyond their own front doors, said Help The Ageds spokesperson Helen Smith. We claim to be a civilized country, yet it seems that our streets are not as safe as we like to think. Perhaps its time to reassess the priorities of the police force and target the unglamorous side of community policing: drugs seizures are undoubtedly important, but so is the day-to-day safety of vulnerable members of society. DIRECT SPEECHPERSONAL DETAILS GIVEN GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY SOPHISTICATED SYNTAX & SENTENCE STRUCTURE FORMAL VOCABULARY

16 To Kill a Mockingbird Article Please ensure that you: 1)Have a clear understanding of the facts of the situation 2)Plan carefully who the expert opinion comes from and what they are going to say. 3)Plan also for the eyewitness accounts of those involved in the story – if necessary imagine that as a journalist you interviewed those involved.

17 CHECKLIST Lay out the front page of your paper correctly Write an appropriate headline and use subheadings Ensure that you maintain the correct style through out – tabloid or broadsheet Include a picture and caption Remember to keep your sentences quite short. Include comments/direct speech from the eye witnesses & the opinion from the expert – do not include the questions Read over – check your expression and spellings Put in 100% to ensure that your newspaper front page and article looks realistic!!


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