Newspapers are regular publications that contain updates on current events both locally and internationally. These may also contain entertainment pages where feature stories on famous movie and TV stars are included, crossword puzzles and other puzzles may also be included as well as daily horoscope readings.
Since newspapers are generally circulated nationwide, these are likewise used by different companies as their advertising vehicles to reach a wider audience, relying on the rate of readership of their chosen newspaper.
So whether you’re just curious or you want to place an ad in the papers, below are the standard dimensions of newspapers.
Standard Newspaper Size
There are basically two types of newspapers of general circulation these days and these are your standard broadsheet and tabloids. So depending on which type of newspaper you are talking about, there are different standard sizes for these.
The standard newspaper size for a major broadsheet is typically around six hundred millimeters in length by three hundred and eighty millimeters in width. These dimensions are approximately about twenty-three and one-half inches by fifteen inches.
On the other hand, if you are talking about a tabloid, the standard size for this would roughly be about three hundred and eighty millimeters in length by three hundred millimeters in width.
These dimensions are equivalent to about fifteen inches by eleven and three-fourths inches.
While the tabloid and the broadsheet are the basic sizes that newspapers follow, there is another standard format that is being followed. This is what is commonly known as the Berliner.
Dimensions for this are four hundred and seventy millimeters by three hundred and fifteen millimeters or about eighteen and one-half inches by twelve and a quarter inches.
Differences Between a Broadsheet and a Tabloid
Other than the most obvious between the two which is the size, broadsheets are more focused on news and current affairs while tabloids are more focused on sensationalized stories usually involving famous actors and actresses, scandalous affairs, and bizarre stories.
Today however, there remains only a thin line between these differences as there are certain broadsheets that come up with sensationalized stories of their own once in awhile.
When it comes to photos on the other hand, tabloids have the tendency to publish racy photos of famous personalities which the paparazzi almost always provide for a fee.
While there are differences between the two, there is also one aspect that they have in similarity: both are used as advertising vehicles for different companies and products, depending on the target audience that they want to reach.