Tabloid newspapers, especially in the [[United Kingdom]], boast a very high degree of variation inasmuch as target market, political alignment, editorial style, and circulation are concerned. Thus, various terms have been coined to describe the subtypes of this versatile paper format. There are, broadly, two main types of tabloid newspaper: ''red top'' and ''compact''. The distinction is largely of editorial style; both red top and compact tabloids span the width of the political spectrum from [[socialism]] to [[capitalism|capitalist]] [[conservative|conservatism]]. Red top tabloids are so named due to their tendency, in British and Commonwealth usage, to have their [[masthead]]s printed in red ink; the term ''compact'' was coined to avoid the connotation of the word ''tabloid'', which implies a red top tabloid, and has lent its name to [[tabloid journalism]], which is journalism after the fashion of red top reporters.