Broadsheet newspaper (AS level)

  My task is "write a review of your chosen performance for a broadsheet newspaper's arts and culture section". I know what performance I am going to choose however I don't know what 'a broadsheet newspaper's arts and culture section' means. Could someone give me an explanation of what it is? Thanks

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Traditionally, newspapers were split between tabloids and broadsheets, broadsheets being the larger, more serious papers that you had to fold to read. Now most newspapers are printed at the same size, but the broadsheet and tabloid values remain in place. The gap between tabloids and broadsheets is a wide one. They look different, they contain different news, they have a different style of writing and they aim to attract different readers. Tabloid: Popular pressAdvertising aimed at lower social groupings (C2,D & E)Bold layout (eg colour on the masthead, very bold typeface, easy to read), with large, dramatic picturesLanguage is informal, colloquialShorter articles, more pictures, less 'in-depth' reportingPuns and jokes in headlinesMore focus on human interest stories, celebrity gossipUse of gimmicks such as bingo games, free travel tickets, online surveys to attract readersBroadsheet 'Quality' or 'serious' pressAdvertising aimed at higher social groupings (A,B,C1)More sophisticated and formal language used in articlesPlainer layout (no colour on the frontpage, smaller typeface suggests readers will make more effort to read it), and subtle, possibly smaller, picturesLonger articles, more detailedSerious headlinesMore focus on politics, international news, reviews of "high" culture e.g. opera, art exhibitionsIf you know which performance you are going to dissect then concentrate on the analysis of this based on the criteria set out above under 'broadsheet'.Hope this is of some help! :)
mrsd
28 August 2014
Thanks! This really helped my understanding of what the difference is between a newspaper and a broadsheet.  
honeybadger
01 September 2014
It might seem like a newspaper is a newspaper. But if you consider the different newspapers available to buy, you can see that there is, in fact, quite an extensive range. Each newspaper has it's own style and tone; politics, content and target market are all factors that determine the particular style of a newspaper. For instance, consider the vast difference in style between The Times newspaper and The Sun. A 'broadsheet' newspaper is considered to be more intellectual in content than their tabloid counterparts, covering stories in greater detail and reporting with more depth, with a primary focus on news and politics and serious journalism. Examples of broadsheet newspapers in Britain include The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Daily Telegraph.To imitate the style of a broadsheet newspaper, the tone of your writing needs to be likewise intellectual, sophisticated and erudite. You have license to write playfully if you are producing a piece of writing for an Arts and Culture section. Be imaginative and creative in your piece, but remember to maintain the intellectual style. Imagine that your are writing for an educated, mature reader; your aim is to engage this reader by combining your wit, flair and originality but be sure to temper your creativity with relevant the facts and figures communicated in a professional tone. Ensure that your writing strikes a careful balance between creativity and integrity.Good luck with your w
catherine_mary
30 September 2014
It is the arts and culture section (section about books and culture and arts) in a newspaper like The Times or The Sunday Times or The Telegraph or the The Sunday Telegraph as these are broadsheet newspapers that have arts and culture sections. Hope that is helpful.
Sara M.
19 January 2015
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