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Comparing and contrasting the front page of a tabloid and a broadsheet newspaper printed on the same day.

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Comparing and Contrasting The Front Page of a Tabloid and a Broadsheet Newspaper printed on the same day My essay is about comparing and contrasting the front page of a newspaper printed on the same day. The two papers I will be analysing are "The Mail on Sunday" which is a tabloid and "The Independent on Sunday" which is a broadsheet newspaper. Both papers were printed on September 30th 2001.The most noticeable difference between tabloid newspapers and broadsheet newspapers would be the size; a tabloid is half exactly the size of a broadsheet. Tabloids tend to use pictures, which cover up more of the page than broadsheets would normally do. Day in day out both types of papers use pictures, the pictures are always placed towards the centre right of the page. Generally only the advanced reader would read a broadsheet, because the language used is much more varied and advance than the tabloid, the tabloids reading age is about 10 years old. Broadsheets are aimed at the social groupings A, B and C1, group A being lawyers, doctors and accountants. Group B consists of teachers, nurses and police officers. C1 includes electrical workers and people in other skilled jobs. A tabloids target audience is groups C2, D and E, C2. Group C2 being plumbers and mechanics. Group D consists of lorry drivers and postal workers. ...read more.

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The headline for the secondary article is "British Reported May Face Taliban Spy Charges". Above the headline, there is a large colour of photography of Yvonne Ridley in a plane. Yvonne Ridley is smiling in this photograph, the photograph was taken just as she was entering the "enemy lines" Yvonne Ridley seems to be very confident, because she is sitting up straight and smiling. The secondary article explains who Yvonne Ridley is and what is happening. The article says "Yvonne Ridley, the British journalist detained by the Taliban, is under investigation for spying". That was an extract from the first paragraph, so as you can see the first paragraph explains who Yvonne Ridley is and why she is being held by the Taliban in Afghanistan. The article includes alliteration "War will be waged", conjunctive sentences "but...." and someone's opinion "in days rather than weeks". As the article finishes there is a link for another article within the newspaper. The other secondary headline is "Oops! Sophie rides to Edward's Rescue", this headline is a role reversal because Edward is a prince and normally the male rides to the females rescue, and not the female riding to males rescue. "Oops!" this is sarcasm, because it is not meant. "Rides......Rescue" this is alliteration. The article is about Prince Edwards film company filming Prince William against his will, the Countess of Wessex has taken charge of attempts to counter the criticism Prince Edward received after his television company was accused of snooping on Prince William. ...read more.

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"Mummy" is emotive language. It is emotive language because it uses a child's vocabulary. The picture is very emotive, because it shows Daisy Ridley holding a little puppy dog, Daisy Ridley is looking straight at the camera, this would makes the reader feel as though Daisy Ridley is making eye contact with the reader. Some readers may be able to relate to the expression on Daisy's face because they may have children of their own, and they might know what a child looks like when he or she is helpless or desperate. The little puppy Daisy Ridley is holding in her arms, is also looking right into the camera, this also helps the reader to relate because they may have a pet dog of their own. Underneath the small paragraph telling the story of Yvonne and Daisy Ridley there is a link to a full report a few pages within the newspaper. If I was to read a newspaper, I would prefer to read a newspaper that is light-hearted, a paper which I can pick up and in five minutes have read two or three articles. Tabloids are what I prefer to read, because they give me everything I would want from a newspaper. Therefore I would rather read "The Mail On Sunday", because it is light-hearted, easy to read and it is aimed at people my age. "The Independent On Sunday" would be a good paper to read if I would like to read about politics, and if I wanted a paper that went into a lot of detail. ...read more.

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