Newspapers are classified in a number of ways. They are classified according to content. Some newspaper such as Kompas and Suara Merdeka are serious newspaper. They are full of serious articles and comments about important events in Indonesia and throughout the world. Other newspaper, such as Meteor and Cempaka are not serious newspaper. They are full of gossips and strange stories about everyday life.
Newspaper can also be classified according to the way they look. Some newspapers have very big pages. These are called “broadsheets”. Serious newspapers usually have a broadsheet format. Other newspapers have small pages. These are called ‘tabloids.’ Non-serious papers usually have a tabloid format. Tabloids have lots of pictures and short articles written in simple language. Tabloids are usually entertaining.
(Taken from English for Communication SMP 3)