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Comparison of the treatment of two stories printed on the same day in a tabloid and a broadsheet paper. The aim is to show an understand and appreciation of how different newspaper present news.

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Katherine Hames July 20003 Media Coursework- Newspapers Newspapers can be split into two categories; these being broadsheet and tabloid. A broadsheet paper like The Telegraph and The Guardian are A1 size sheets folded in half; these are twice the size of a Tabloid. An example of a tabloid would be The Sun and The Daily Mail, which is on A2 paper. The two papers vary in content; they also focus on a completely different audience. In general people would say that tabloids are "popular" press aimed at lower social groupings and those who are interested in Celebrities lives and general human-interest articles. On the other hand the broadsheets are completely different to tabloids. A broadsheet newspaper is aimed at people who have an interest in politics and generally higher social groupings. On Saturday the 14th of April 2003, there was a large coverage of two very different issues, in almost all newspapers; there was some mention of these issues. ...read more.

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There are five articles on the privacy case; all repeated the exact same thing as the last. As I read the five articles I highlighted each sentence separating them in two groups, fact and opinion. Over 60% of the coverage was opinion. I also noted that the Sun in particular contradicted itself with facts. This was on the front cover of the Sun- "Printing unauthorised photos of their 2002 November marriage" When opening the paper and reading ahead the apaper then stated- "November 2000 wedding in New York" I feel this is particularily poor as it shows a sheer lack of communication in the sun team, as I feel it is wrose to get the right date and the contradict yourself, rather than just simple getting the date completely wrong all through out the paper. The first article was very small and was just a "taster" to make you read ahead this was on the front cover and its spece was so small they couldn't even fot the whole of the work "picture" in and they had to write "pix". ...read more.

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As "Hello" found out. I feel this whole case shows the stupidity of celebratie As the couple only receive 1/2 millions pounds form ok, but had to pay out 3 million pound court fee's how on earth does that make sense? The Daily Telegraph also had quite an eloborate coverage of the "Privacy" case with again 2 pages devoted to the Zeta Jones case. The articles are very different to the tabloid newspapers with more challenging words such as "paparazzi" and "dishonesty" which a seven year old cannot read. So the language is a little more taxing than the language in the Sun (tabloids). In both papers there is a sentence to each paragraph, so all paragraphs are rather short and straight to the point. The articles in The Daily Telegragh are more broad and focus on all aspects, money and the political side of the case, but The Sun didn't do that it just focused on the main "human interest" account. Although both papers do have a large amount of coverage on this privacy case. Thye focus mainly on the war in Iraq. ...read more.

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