Comparing a tabloid and a broadsheet

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Both articles comment upon the Government's plans to introduce ID cards and how it will affect society. Also the news account both articles are discussing is similar.

The London School of Economics has called for ID cards to be abandoned (discarded) since the government has not considered the scheme through completely. The content of the tabloid is similar whereas the way they report the story is different.

The appearance of the layout differs from the tabloid to the broadsheet as the tabloid displays a clearer layout as we can see a bold headline in the centre which is striking. A large, underlined subheading which explains to the reader what the article is about. A picture above the byline, also an affective image of an ID card and a caption below it which gives the reader an understanding of the story. The broadsheet demonstrates a more complete set of informative information.

Also the headline is not as big in size which won't attract immediate attention. Also there is an absence of a picture due to the fact that the broadsheet is made for a higher class of sophisticated people who don't need pictures to understand the news story. Another conspicuous difference is the layout of the writing in both articles as the tabloid contains writing which is set out around the headline and subheading whereas the broadsheet is set out in a more structured format which is ordered in columns below the headline and sub heading.

In addition the tabloid consists of the writer's email address incase of queries about his article whereas the broadsheet doesn't.

The headline in the tabloid (IDIOTIC) is very appropriate towards the news story as they both relate to one another. The headline is a pun "IDIOTIC" which is very dramatic and...