Broadsheets and Tabloids

SMH broadsheet
You may think you look intelligent reading a broadsheet but most passengers on the bus will be annoyed by you trying to do origami and reading that little article all the way down in that bottom corner

Broadsheet newspapers are the “big” ones like The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. [edit] as of 4th March 2013 and after 181 years as a broadsheet, the Sydney Morning Herald is switching to a tabloid, or as they like to call it “compact”.

Tabloid newspapers are “small” ones like the Melbourne Sun, The Daily Telegraph , the Adelaide Advertiser and (now) the Brisbane Courier-Mail .

Tabloids are usually (not always) more sensational, and the broadsheets are usually (not always) more serious.  That’s why the expression “tabloid journalism” is usually a derogatory term meaning cheap sensational journalism.

Tabloids are smaller, less annoying to those around you but they may look down their nose at you
Tabloids are smaller, less annoying to those around you but they may look down their nose at you

The much revered London Times has changed from a broadsheet to tabloid size.

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