In Great Britain there is no official control over the newspapers. The government does not exercise any official control over the newspaper industry and most of the English newspapers are very proud of their peculiarities, their individual styles. And although every newspaper has a definite profile, they can be classified into two main groups: quality and popular newspapers. Quality newspapers are serious, national newspapers.
They are “Financial Times”, “The Times”, “The Daily Telegraph”. “The Daily Telegraph” contains reports on national and international news, gives a full covering of sports and other topics. “Financial Times” is read mainly by professionals and business people as it contains a comprehensive coverage of industry, commerce and public affairs. “The Times” is the most famous newspaper. It is not actually the oldest newspaper in Britain, but some years ago it celebrated its two hundredth birthday. “The Times” gives a wide coverage of news events and reports on social life, the arts, education, etc. Popular newspapers are smaller in size and contain many photographs.
Unlike quality newspapers popular newspapers are not so serious and their stories tend to be sensational. Popular newspapers are: “The Daily Express,” “The Daily Mirror,” “The Sun.” “The Sun” has the largest circulation among daily newspapers.