• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Analysis of Newspaper Reports.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Analysis of Newspaper Reports For this story, the Daily Telegraph uses the headline "Girl frozen alive on her own doorstep," this is just stating the facts. This is common in broadsheets; they do not tend to sensationalise stories like tabloids do, just state the facts. The Daily mail uses the headline "The Ice Girl who came back from the dead." This uses intertextuality. 'The ice girl' has been altered from 'the ice maiden,' a well-known phrase. The rest of the headline is taken from the title of a well-known book "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold." This gives the story an interesting title and makes you wonder what it is actually a story relating to. The Sun, a well-known tabloid, uses the extremely relaxed and informal headline "Ice-Block Kid." This is in the usual relaxed style of The Sun as it has a more relaxed and informal relationship with the readers. ...read more.

Middle

The story is informative without being too formal so will appeal to many different types of readers. The Sun has a very chatty, informal relationship with the readers. The story is very sensationalised as is typical in a tabloid. There is a lot of emotive language used and a lot of direct speech. This makes it seem more factual. In the Daily Telegraph the participant's full names are stated in the factual style that we are used to in this newspaper, everything is fully stated so no information is left out. The age of the child is mentioned straight away as this makes the story much more dramatic and much more of a human-interest story, this will make it affect people much more. The Daily Mail states the full names of the participant's but, unlike the Daily Telegraph, it does not go into quite as much detail over place names. ...read more.

Conclusion

Though the story is made to be slightly emotive, it is in no way over exaggerated. The Sun uses significantly more emotive language than the other two newspapers. This makes the story much more hard hitting and gives more dramatic effect, though this could make it difficult to tell if the story has been exaggerated. In all the newspapers the passive voice is used. This is where the information is put first so the emphasis is not on who did it but what happened. This makes the person less important or more innocent and what has happened is the main part of the story. Direct speech is used in all of the three newspapers as it can be used to give factual status or make/exaggerate a point. In two of the newspapers, quotes from the medics at the scene were used this gives the story proof as it is a quote. This brings the whole story down to earth. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Newspapers & Magazines section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Newspapers & Magazines essays

  1. The two articles we have looked at for analysis have a common theme - ...

    A strategy she applies throughout the whole piece is a balanced combination of facts and opinions, i.e. professional sources and personal anecdotes. The mixture convinces the reader to believe the writer's argument. The lengths of the sentences alter from exceedingly long ones to utterly short ones.

  2. Compare and contrast the newspaper reports of the drowning of two school students in ...

    The headline says 'What were the teachers doing?'. In contrast to 'The Sun', 'The Independent and 'Daily Telegraph both have smaller e-fit pictures which are much smaller in scale compared to the tabloid report. The headlines are also smaller in font; they say 'School is stunned by field trip tragedy and 'Second girl is still missing as body is found in water'.

  1. Comparison of newspaper reports in The Sun and The Daily Telegraph Monday, January 12th ...

    The subtitle in The Sun is still in bold print but the reporter has used lower case lettering instead. The Sun has also used another sub-heading: 'Martyr' which is underlined. It shows that the reporter has highlighted on it. The Daily Telegraph has no need to use a sub-heading as

  2. Analysing the language used by different news reports.

    Each reports uses different language to evoke different reactions towards the incident, this is because Newsweek is an American newspaper, and therefore makes the incident seem a small mishap and is very bias and uses language to help persuade people into thinking what they want them to.

  1. Comparing News Reports -

    In The Times, it tends to be vague and just use the term "one witness said". The Times report relies heavily on official interviews rather than the passers by which The Mirror relies upon. The Mirror also includes more quotations from the witnesses than The Times does.

  2. Comparing News Reports – ‘Disaster in the Alps’

    information: "In the second car one person, believed to be the operator..." " ...believed to be German." The factual information contained in the report written by 'Newsweek' is mainly established in the sub-headline (which is repeated throughout the text): "After a U.S. fighter jet clips a gondola's cable, killing 20..."

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work