A new PEJ study takes an in-depth look at tabloids and compares them to traditional broadsheet newspapers.
Story Length According to Newspaper Format
In their war against new youth and tabloid competitors, old fashioned broadsheets have the advantage, or is a disadvantage, of running longer stories.
Story Topic According to Newspaper Format
The biggest difference in the topics among different kinds of newspapers is that the youth oriented tabloids carried more entertainment and celebrity news.
Geographic Focus According to Newspaper Format
A new spate of tabloids aimed at younger readers in the U.S. are far less local than the old fashioned broadsheets. One reason may be they lack their own reporters and rely mostly on wire copy.
Number of Sources According to Newspaper Format
Old fashioned broadsheet newspapers tend to have deeper sourcing than their new tabloid rivals, in part because they have longer stories. This, however, is something the new challengers may think is discouraging readers.
Range of Viewpoints in Stories with Conflict
In their war against new youth and tabloid competitors, old fashioned broadsheets still tend to give more sides in stories about controversy.
Age of Principal Newsmaker
A new spate of tabloid newspapers in the U.S. designed to attract younger readers are not dramatically more likely to cover stories about youthful newsmakers than the old fashioned broadsheets.
Youth Impact According to Newspaper Format
Youth oriented tabloids were no more likely than old fashioned broadsheets to carry stories that specifically impacted the young.
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