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Comparing two Newspaper Articles

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Comparing two Newspaper Articles The aim of my media coursework is to compare two newspaper articles both covering the England vs. Germany football match on Saturday 1st September. The two articles I am looking at are "Owen puts England in" from The Observer and "Herr cut? This was a scalping!" from The Sunday People. The main difference between these articles is the audience at which they're aimed. The Observer is a broadsheet newspaper, aimed at people who require a lot of information displayed in a serious factual way, where as The Sunday People, a tabloid newspaper, is aimed at people who require information quickly and easily and are not too bothered about a great amount of fact. ...read more.

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This was a scalping!" This attracts the readers attention as it is large and bold. Below this headline is "Germany 1 England 5" with pictures of the England and German team logos. The main body of text goes from the top left hand side and in columns below the headline. This article is much more visually interesting and captivating than the article in The Observer. The layout is not the only difference in these two articles, the content is completely different. The different audiences at which the papers are aimed are apparent much more in the content and language of the two articles than any other factor affecting them. The Observer's language is much more formal and factual, with only hints of emotive language, "Not even the most brazen English optimist expected five goals" The language ...read more.

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area from Sebastien Deisler" This means the reader must read a lot to find out a small piece of information, and although this appeals to a broadsheet audience, readers of tabloid papers prefer to not have to read a lot to find the information they require. It is difficult to assess which of these two articles is the most successful as a piece of writing and as a match report. The article in The Sunday People is complete hyperbole, extremely patriotic and in a sense xenophobic, which can be said to be an influence on football hooligans, it is a fact that papers influence people. The article in The Observer is much more formal and factual, without being xenophobic and hyperbolic, and so for each case I would say that this article was the most successful. ...read more.

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