27 JULY 1996, Page 26

Broadsheet tabloid

Sir: In his article criticising some of his fel- low journalists for being thin-skinned, (Media studies, 13 July) it seemed to me that, in an oblique and rather didactic way, Mr Stephen Glover was being rather touchy himself. However, if a non-journalist and a reader of the Times for over 50 years may join in the fun, I do agree with his remark that the Times has been vulgarised. The way the daily news is now presented quali- fies it as the leading example of a new class of daily paper — the broadsheet tabloid. Donald King

Greenways, Cray Road, Crockenhill, Kent