These questions are being addressed in new research commissioned by the National Readership Survey (NRS), the industry body that measures readership, as opposed to circulation. It is being carried out at the behest of advertisers, anxious to learn which bits of the paper are perused by most readers. According to the NRS, at the last count the 22 national daily and Sunday papers sported 240 sections (including those such as business news, which are not necessarily bound separately). Of these, seven carried the word 'review' in the title.
'We want to know how readers identify these sections,' says Roger Beeson, NRS managing director. 'Do they, for example, understand what 'tabloid' means? When we've found out how they recognise them, we can go on to measure their readership.'Reuse content