Table 1

Summary of article characteristics

PublicationPolitical alignmentMarketAll articlesFront-page articlesWord count
n (%)*n (%)†First quartileMedianThird quartile
Guardian and Observer Centre leftQuality109 (14.4)5 (4.6)457680907
Independent and Independent on SundayCentre leftQuality61 (8.1)0247474690
Mirror and Sunday MirrorCentre leftTabloid198 (26.2)2 (1.0)121219459
Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph Centre rightQuality107 (14.1)9 (8.4)182346502
Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday Centre rightMiddle market134 (17.7)6 (4.5)263438672
Sun Centre rightTabloid148 (19.6)098195337
Total757 (100.0)22 (2.9)151325595
  • *Percentage within whole sample.

  • †Percentage of front-page articles within publication.