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Broadsheet Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    broadsheet n : an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers" [syn: circular, handbill, bill, broadside, flier, flyer, throwaway]
Broadsheet Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Broadside \Broad"side`\, n.
  1. (Naut.) The side of a ship above the water line, from the bow to the quarter.
  2. A discharge of or from all the guns on one side of a ship, at the same time.
  3. A volley of abuse or denunciation. [Colloq.]
  4. (Print.) A sheet of paper containing one large page, or printed on one side only; -- called also broadsheet.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Broadsheet'


Broadsheet is the largest of the various newspaper formats and is characterized by long vertical pages (typically 22 inches / 559 millimetres or more). The term derives from types of popular prints usually just of a single sheet, sold on the streets and containing various types of material, from ballads to political satire. The first broadsheet newspaper was the Dutch Courante uyt Italien, Duytslandt, &c. published in 1618.

Other common newspaper formats include the smaller Berliner and tabloid/compact formats.

Many broadsheets measure approximately 29+1⁄2 by 23+1⁄2 inches (749 by 597 mm) per full broadsheet spread, twice the size of a standard tabloid. Australian and New Zealand broadsheets always have a paper size of A1 per spread (841 by 594 mm/33.1 by 23.4 in).

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  • Broadsheet Media appoints editorial director Tim Fisher
    Broadsheet Media has appointed a new editorial director, Tim Fisher, to head up its print and digital products in Sydney and Melbourne. Fisher replaces Caroline Clements who has held the company’s most senior editorial position for over four years. He moves to Broadsheet from an in-house communications role with The Ian Potter Foundation and has […] The post B Read more on this news related to 'Broadsheet'
  • This Day in Sports 100 Years Ago: April 7, 1914, Baseball Cartoons!
    Another Baseball season was starting on this day 100 years ago, which meant some funny cartoons in the local broadsheet. The Washington Times did the above spread of Walter Johnson funnies. Read more on this news related to 'Broadsheet'
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    I can’t begin to tell you how disappointed I am that the majority of the New Bern Sun Journal readers you polled prefer the broadsheet format over the condensed one. The condensed format is one of the reasons I subscribed to the paper again. I understand you can’t please everyone so I’ll just have to adjust to the cumbersome broadsheet format. At least I can Read more on this news related to 'Broadsheet'

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