1. A newspaper of small format giving the news in condensed form, usually with illustrated, often sensational material.
broad - sheet
1. Chiefly British. a newspaper printed on large paper, usually a respctable newspaper rather than a tabloid.
Seems even the dictionary is against News of the World, as at the very search of the broadsheets you get the tabloids cut down to size for their cut throat attitude. I think it's time to get something out in the air from the very beginning though, and that is how much I enjoy the journalism.. or, tabloidism of the weekly newspaper. Even though I'm sure many would argue whether it deserves the title of 'news' or not. I have never been able to get my head around my nannas need for the giant pages of the Daily Telegraph, but I suppose that can be put down with my infatuation with a celebrity lifestyle over the more worldly matters of Obama versus Clinton, and I only know that because of Obama's huge publicity campaign. Sunday's are made for the big story, and on a quiet Saturday evening I have found myself even checking out their website to perhaps see what might be making their pages in the morning, usually something to do with Ronaldo whether it be his huge money contract extension at Man Utd or his involvement with six prostitutes. 'The Sun' newspaper
makes way for NOTW when it comes to the climax of the week, and whilst I struggle to find anymore recent statistics the paper was selling an average of almost 3.5 million copies per week in October '06, making it the biggest selling English-language
newspaper in the world. Mainly they make their sales by making a fool out of the most idolised people in England, and that is our Premier League footballers. This has lead to many libel actions taken against the paper, whether it be David Beckham
seeking damages in 2005 for claims that his marriage was on the rocks, or Ashley Cole receiving £100,000 for reports of himself using a mobile phone
on vibrate a gay sex toy
. Classy. I do remember reading the latter story, and if he wasn't using it for pleasure I would like to know what it was up there for. Of course, there is always the possibility that the stories in the paper aren't true (shock. horror.) but when it comes to NOTW I am more inclined to believe their exclusives, over say the front pages of the 'Daily Star' that appear so blatantly made up for sales. 'The Star on Sunday' is the main competitor to NOTW on the weekend when it comes to scandals.
My most memorable story from the paper would not be that of David Nugent's naked mobile phone pictures, Micah Richards sex tape or Ashley Young's behavior on webcam (don't search 'ashley young webcam' if you're looking for the story, you may come back with 'young ashley on webcam') but more the complete destruction of England's hopes in World Cup '06 by revealing how Sven Goren-Erikkson was already plotting his way out of the managers role. Not only did this mean we lost a world class manager who didn't really care about taking us to the victory in the competition, see his selection of Walcott, but it also meant we went all patriotic and got an awful English replacement in Steve McClaren that then lead us out of even qualifying for the European Championship 2008.