PublicationsDecember 12, 2005

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.

PublicationsDecember 12, 2005

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.

PublicationsDecember 12, 2005

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.

PublicationsDecember 12, 2005

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.

PublicationsDecember 12, 2005

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.

PublicationsDecember 12, 2005

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.

PublicationsDecember 12, 2005

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.

PublicationsAugust 22, 2005

Topics in Sports Stories

Three sports continue to dominate the sports pages of America’s newspapers, basketball, baseball and football. 

PublicationsAugust 22, 2005

Story Triggers in Sports Reporting

Men continue to outnumber women as sources in the news media by more than two to one, and this was true across media. The lone exception was network morning news. 

PublicationsAugust 22, 2005

Main Characters in Sports Front Stories

The main focus of sport stories seems evenly distributed between teams and the individual athletes