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Tabloid and broadsheet In the United Kingdom newspapers can be classified by distribution as local or national and by page size as tabloids and broadsheets There is often an implication that tabloids cater for more vulgar tastes than broadsheets Within the tabloid category some titles are classed as red-tops because of the design of their front pages Newspapers that consider themselves more serious often use this term deprecatingly Since newspapers began as a way to journal or keep a record of current events the profession which is involved in the making of newspapers began to be called journalism Much emphasis has been placed upon the value of the journalist to be accurate and fair in the historical record On the other hand it speaks well of the profession that these principles could just as easily have been abandoned long ago It is generally believed that the purpose of a newspaper is to state the facts about what is going on in the world around us However media has long been a way of manipulating the minds of the greater population into holding certain values and opinions Propaganda is used frequently in everyday life to manipulate our thoughts and despite what the majority of us think it does affect our opinions In general we believe that what is portrayed as News is fact but often the facts are twisted to support the political views of the Newspaper or journalist In size they are compact and in content both broadsheet and tabloid cover politics international news financial news also human interest and show business like greater coverage on the Oscars more by the broadsheet then the tabloid They have critical reviews of TV films books and plays These appeal to all social classes Press are traditional tied to political parties although they have switched sides when it has suited them eg sun started with Tory then labour then changed again The mirror is labour daily
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