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Compare the presentation of the same story in two different newspapers. In a broadsheet and a tabloid.

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Media Coursework Compare the presentation of the same story in two different newspapers. In a broadsheet and a tabloid. The two newspapers that have been compared are The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Express from November 19th on the subject of student tuition fees. Each paper saw different levels of importantce on this subject. The Daily Telegraph printed their story on the front page with a bold title/headline at the top left of the page entitled "All students should pay tuition fees". Where as the Daily Express has their story a few pages in on a double page spread entitled "They didn't pay, so why should we" spanning across the two pages, appealing to the emotions of the reader. Both papers have used the standard column format that most papers use because it provides more space on the page for the editor to add pictures or adverts and makes it easier to wrap the text around a photo. ...read more.

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This subject of story would appeal to any one who is interested in education, finance and maybe those of middle class status. The two papers would have the same class of readers but on a different intellectual level or a higher level of reading. The Daily Express would appeal to the middle class and less educated or those who don't have a high reading level, but would still suit a person with a high reading level because it can be very factual and to the point and sticks to the title/headline of the story. The Daily Telegraph however would have readers of a high reading level because it has a lot of factual writing involved in the paper. The language used in both papers are at a high level but the Daily Express has managed to dumb the words down a little to make it easier for its readers to understand. ...read more.

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of 11.5. The Daily Express however has a Flesch-Kincaid grade level of 9.5 Each newspaper had its own opinion on the subject of tuition fees. The Daily Express appeared to be against tuition top-up fees. This was shown in the headline of the article "They didn't pay, so why should we". The Daily Express used a lot of persuasive language to try and hinder any opinion the reader had in the first place to their opinion of the subject. The Daily Telegraph appeared to be for tuition fee top-ups. This was shown in their headline "All students should pay tuition fees" which to me seems like they are for tuition fee top-ups. This paper as well used persuasive language to try and hinder any previous opinions or thoughts the reader already had on the subject. Ben Watts 05/02/07 English GCSE ...read more.

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