Newspapers can be categorized according to their geographical scope in relation to distribution and contents. Contents will have to be adjusted to their target market to ensure that they will enjoy readership. Providing contents that are of no particular interest to the people in a specific geographical scope may prove to be just a waste of time.
A local newspaper is intended to serve a particular region that may be a city or a part of it. The news contained in this type of newspaper has a local flavour or that which pertains to happenings in the area. It is expected to find stories about local people, events, and promotions.
A national newspaper has a wider scope than a local newspaper since it is expected to be fit for reading by people of a particular country. Being national in scope, this type of newspaper must be able to cater to the varying needs and taste for information of people in a country.
International newspapers are simply what their name implies. They are expected to provide a wider focus in presenting news and stories because of the international market. It is very seldom that a small story makes it to this level since they tend to be omitted.
International newspapers will have to use the so-called universal language, English to cater to more individuals and groups. Non-English newspapers are limited by language barrier and thus may be more fitting as a local or national newspaper. Many newspapers are being printed in various languages to accommodate ethnic