• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Comparing two newspapers with the same story

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Comparing two newspapers with the same story I will be comparing two newspapers articles with identical story, both of which are subjected on a gay prostitute scandal which claimed the career of Mark Oaten a liberal democrat candidate who was competing for leadership of liberal democrats. I have underlined key information from the articles. My first newspaper article is a tabloid dated January 23rd 2006 and published by the Daily Mirror, which contains two main pages of the article first of which is the title page portraying at center of the title page a picture of "Disgraced MP Mark Oaten's Wife Belinda is away on a ski trip" with those words printed at the bottom of the pictures with small font size signifying the location of the picture also why she look very happy and at beside the pictures are the words "Abroad and alone, the loyal wife betrayed by rent boy MP" in large, white, bold letters with black background, this type of wording suggest that that this is one of the main subjects of the article and the newspaper feel sympathy for the wife as it states the words "Abroad and alone, the loyal wife". ...read more.

Middle

This section of the articles is based on the politics of the story therefore it will interest readers wanting to know about political structure of liberal democrats also the writer does not indicates by the use of words weather or not he is biased against Mark Oaten's action but just state the facts in this section of the article. Thirdly the article details the opinions and facts from Geoffrey Levy who writes about the impact of Mark Oaten's behavior towards his family, the writer uses effective headline as he states only the human interest words "Devoted farther and the 80 pounds an hour rent boy" this sentence suggests that perhaps the writer is for the actions of Mark Oaten as some people will argue how can Mark Oaten be a "Devoted farther" and have a "80 pounds an hour rent boy". On the article there are two main pictures of Mark Oaten with his wife as a "madly in love" couple this pictures looks like it has been cropped to fit on the paper and shows how happy Mark Oaten and Belinda Oaten was before ...read more.

Conclusion

The broadsheet does not state weather or not it is against the behavior of Mark Oaten but writes the comments of people around Mark Oaten and explains the effects of his actions on the political agenda. The differences between the two newspaper is that firstly the tabloids (daily mail) although it does include some facts mainly has lots of gossips about what Mark Oaten did and why he did (personality) the tabloid has short articles and lots of pictures and has shorter pages then the broadsheet. Secondly the broadsheet is only interested in the facts and unlike the tabloids does not consist of many pictures or emotional language. The broadsheet has long and sometimes complex sentences therefore I would expect the main focus for broadsheet is to interest people who like facts and are interested in the truth rather then just a gossip. For the tabloids I would think that it is interested in pictures, short sentences and interesting stories this would suggest that tabloids would interest the younger adult population by using such methods as gossips, sex scandals etc. ?? ?? ?? ?? English Course Work ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Newspapers & Magazines section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Newspapers & Magazines essays

  1. Comparing two articles from newspapers - Both the articles are about the same story ...

    such as 'kick' and 'punch' it uses them in a way to inform what the police had been told to do and doesn't go into detail about what the trainer was like. I also feel an interesting thing to also look at is the use of 'made' and 'told' in these two headlines.

  2. The two articles we have looked at for analysis have a common theme - ...

    The fact that she only 'muses' about men wanting to be Peter Andre, even though she fully acknowledges that she's letting their health be jeopardised. She is seen to be a moneymaking monster. Overall the tone of the article is light-hearted and the writer uses humour to sustain the reader's attention: 'big plastic cocoon', 'abducted by aliens' and 'tandoori tan'.

  1. Essay on the comparism between Tony Parsons and Mark Hertsgaard

    Furthermore, he draws a line of distinction of the Americans and America itself. According to Hertsgaard the outside world despises the American government and military. "It is our government, our military, and our corporations that are resented."

  2. Comparing the same story in two newspapers.

    look at the front pages of newspapers and pick the one that stimulates, initially, by sight. The masthead of the Mirror takes up 20% of the page and is set to the left, leaving enough space for a puff on the right.

  1. What is Mark Lawson's attitude towards the television programme 'The 1940s House'?

    He recalls vividly the images of the 'curlicues of iridescence...that announced a potato had began to disintegrate'. The smell of 'onions frying, then...the slightly gross, earthy tang of mutton' and 'almost hear the elderly meat falling off the bones'. His anticipation and impatience are clearly illustrated 'I could wait no longer'.

  2. A Critical Review of a Story In the Press - The Derek Bond story ...

    station, in Durban where he was held, and the other a photograph of his three children. Both photographs are in colour and approximately 3" wide and 2" long, in size. The reason behind these two photographs is so the reader is given an insight where Mr Bond was held, and

  1. Unobtrusive Marketing Research Methods.

    Doing it in front of a fireplace will obviously generate more sweat then when doing it in a cold kitchen. The sample analyzed here was collected during wintertime when people do not sweat much, ceteris paribus. So, the technical conditions for identifying fingerprints were far from ideal.

  2. An Immense Career.

    One might note that novel as the height of her career. Other famous books, to name merely a celebrated few of the many, include The Professor's House (1925), My Mortal Enemy (1926), and Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) - to finish the yearly cycle.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work