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Broadsheets generally cover the news from all angles. The vocabulary and sentence structure are very complex. This essay will compare a broadsheet and a tabloid about Jack Straw's decision to extradite Pinochet.

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English Coursework on 'Media' 'Media' helps us to know more about what's happening around us. There are many types of media; newspapers are one among them. Newspapers can be classified into two types: tabloids and broadsheets. Tabloids are known as "the popular press". They are often biased and contain gossips about personalities and are less serious. The sentence structure and vocabulary are simple. Therefore, they are mostly read by the working class with minimum qualifications. In contrast to the tabloids, broadsheets are aimed at more educated audience and are more serious than tabloids. They are read by audience with professional jobs are people educated in the university. Broadsheets cover political and educational news which the tabloids don't cover up. They also cover foreign items. Broadsheets generally cover the news from all angles. The vocabulary and sentence structure are very complex. This essay will compare a broadsheet and a tabloid about Jack Straw's decision to extradite Pinochet. The background situation to General Augusto Pinochet's extradition is that he killed and tortured thousand of people during his rule in Chile. Pinochet was the military leader of Chile. He ruled the country ruthlessly, crushing all his oppositions. ...read more.

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When we look at the picture, it is like Pinochet is wiping off his tears with his finger. This idea is repeated throughout the article. In the fourth paragraph where it says "Last night friends of the General revealed that he collapsed into tears when he heard of the decision" The font type has been changed to italic in this paragraph to make it stand out clearly to attract the reader's attention and once again to feel sorry for him. From the presentation in these two articles it is clearly revealed that the article in "The Guardian" is not biased whereas the article in "The Sun" is in favour of General. The article in "The Guardian" has been well structured. In the first paragraph it briefly describes the whole article. It is an introduction to the article. It explains about the historic decision and the problems caused to the government because of the decision. In the next paragraph it describes about the 50th anniversary of the human rights campaigners who hailed the historic decision of Jack Straw. It also gives details about the birth of a new era which means that the decision has made a new beginning change in Chile. ...read more.

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When we look at the complexity in terms of vocabulary and sentence structure in "The Guardian" it is very complex whereas, it is very simple in "The Sun". "The Guardian" is read by well educated people so, the language is complex. "The Sun" is read by millions of people who are not much educated like the people who read "The Guardian" so the sentence structure and the vocabulary is very simple in "The Sun". The language is unbiased in "The Guardian". It doesn't support one side. There has been no words or sentences used to sympathise or oppose the General. It tells us the fact and not rumours. It doesn't support one side. On the other hand, the language is biased in "The Sun". It only supports the General and oppose to the decision. It only focuses on one side. The phrases like "broke down in tears, freedom were dashed, 83-year-old" were used to sympathise for the General. So the language in "The Sun" is biased, whereas it is unbiased in "The Guardian". It is easy to manipulate the reader through "The Sun" because it is read by millions of people. The media tells us about what the audience want and also tells the audience what to think. Janarthenan Singarajah 10 SNU ...read more.

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