Table 1

Descriptive information on quality scores, article size and whether named journalist listed by newspaper name

NewspaperN (%)Quality scoreQuality category (N (%))Article size (N (%))Journalist
MedianIQR*PoorSatisfactorySmallMediumLarge
The Sun20 (14)0.5−5.5 to 49 (45)11 (55)14 (70)0 (0)6 (30)12 (60)
The Daily Mirror23 (16)1−2 to 77 (30)16 (70)15 (65)2 (9)6 (26)17 (74)
The Daily Mail40 (28)2−1.5 to 4.513 (33)27 (67)21 (53)11 (28)8 (20)25 (63)
The Daily Express30 (21)2.5−1 to 68 (27)22 (73)14 (47)6 (20)10 (33)24 (80)
The Daily Telegraph28 (20)3−1.5 to 7.57 (25)21 (75)23 (82)5 (18)0 (0)20 (71)
Total141 (100)2−2 to 644 (31)97 (69)87 (62)24 (17)30 (21)98 (70)
  • *IQR = IQR  range.