broad·​sheet | \ ˈbrȯd-ˌshēt How to pronounce broadsheet (audio) \

Definition of broadsheet

2 chiefly British : a newspaper with pages of a size larger than those of a tabloid

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The mass resignation at Kommersant, a broadsheet owned by a billionaire with connections to the Kremlin, focused on an article last month that reported one of Russia’s most powerful politicians was to leave her post. ... Thomas Grove, WSJ, "Russian Journalists Resign After Colleagues Fired in Media Row," 20 May 2019 In the Windy City, the tabloid versus broadsheet sensibility was on display, with the Chicago Sun Times turning over its front page to the story while Chicago Tribune played it in a prominent position above the fold. Joseph A. Gambardello,, "Bill Cosby guilty verdict: How the story played around the country," 27 Apr. 2018 The Observer was then a small but influential weekly broadsheet, published on salmon-pink paper by Arthur Carter, an investment banker, and edited for 15 years by the late, great Peter Kaplan. Steven Kurutz, New York Times, "It’s an It Girl! The Birth of ‘Sex and the City’," 6 June 2018 This may seem like an ironic gift for a man who newspaper publishers once railed against as the destroyer of classified ads, a high-margin pillar in broadsheet and tabloid profits. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "Craigslist Founder Donates $20 Million To Endow Journalism Program," 11 June 2018 The agenda was printed on something known as the Calendar, a tiny-print broadsheet from which the pages spilled out when opened. David Freedlander, Daily Intelligencer, "Not That Long Ago, New York City Really Was Run From a Smoke-filled Backroom," 14 June 2018 Meanwhile, in Toronto, Canada, hometown of Cosby accuser Andrea Constand, the National Post gave the verdict the biggest play of the city’s three broadsheet newspapers. Joseph A. Gambardello,, "Bill Cosby guilty verdict: How the story played around the country," 27 Apr. 2018 Bobby Ghosh, the editor of the Hindustan Times, one of India's premier broadsheets, quit last September shortly after Modi met the owner of the newspaper. Raju Gopalakrishnan, The Christian Science Monitor, "Indian journalists face consequences if critical of Modi's administration," 26 Apr. 2018 This was true even with the panels that prefigured electronic screens, including shoji, as well as mirrors and newspaper broadsheets. Susan Crawford, WIRED, "What Are Screens Doing to Our Eyes—And Our Ability to See?," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of broadsheet

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of broadsheet

chiefly British : a newspaper that has large pages and that usually deals with serious subjects

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