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Compare and contrast the three newspaper articles, explaining carefully what you like and dislike about them.

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Compare and contrast the three newspaper articles, explaining carefully what you like and dislike about them.

In this coursework I will be examining 3 different newspaper articles about the famous fight between Frank Bruno and Tim Witherspoon. All 3 articles were published the morning after the fight so none of them would have had the hindsight of what the others had said. The articles are 'A Brave Bruno Fails' from The Star, 'Bruno left In A Wasteland' from The Guardian and 'Fans Hail Bruno As Title Bid Fails' from The Daily Mail.

There are 2 different types of newspaper these are tabloid and broadsheet. Broadsheet newspapers have an average reading age of about 14 whereas the average reading age of tabloids is only 7-8. From the 3 newspapers The Daily Mail and The Star are tabloids whereas The Guardian is a Broadsheet.

The way the articles start and finish is important. In The Star the first paragraph is a single long sentence. This isn't something you would expect from a tabloid. The Guardian also has one long sentence for the first paragraph. This is something you would expect more from the Guardian, as it

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