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Examine the article relating to the "Kilroy" story in a broadsheet (The Times) and the tabloid (Express) newspapers.

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English Media Coursework Examine the article relating to the "Kilroy" story in a broadsheet (The Times) and the tabloid (Express) newspapers. What similarities are there in the style of reporting of this story in both newspapers? What possible deductions can you make about the readership of theses newspapers? We are looking at two different mainstream newspapers. The "Express" and the "Times" both have very different styles of newspaper and have also taken different approaches to the article, taking in to consideration the format of each, the way the information is perceived and what information that you are reading. I am going to compare and contrast these two newspapers. Both newspapers cover the "Kilroy" story but there is a page and a column on it in the middle of the "Times". While the express has it front cover, with a further five pages following. The "Express" has the story as an exclusive, meaning that they have been able to get interviews from "Kilroy" and he has played a big part in producing the articles. This suggests that it will be very supportive for Kilroy. While the "Times" has put in inside the newspaper not attracting as much reader to the article as the "Express". ...read more.

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This helps attract readers. Also there next to the picture there is a strap line that reads "lots of oil, medieval views and a deep permatan. But that's enough about Robert Kilroy Silk" again this is an example of how the writer is using an amusing approach to attract readers. Also it starts to show that writer dose not agree with Kilroy, which will attract readers because readers who do not agree with Kilroy will feel the need to read it because it relates to them. Also people who support him will want to find out what the writer has to say. Also the strap line goes on to say " Are Arabs great people" this shows that the article really has some serious issues and it gives you a idea to what questions will arise throughout the article. The "Express" has taken a very formal approach to there article. On the front page the first two things that stand out is the headline that reads "Kilroy my Anger" and at the top it says exclusive. Both these things suggest that it is very supportive of Kilroy. It then has a picture of Kilroy looking very depresses, this pictures helps to gain sympathy. ...read more.

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There are also many different articles in the "Express" different section. Rather then the "Times" which is all in one. The "Express is very stylized and uses lots of pictures and strap lines to attract its readers. Such as "the BBC let me down" and "Why there all backing Kilroy". The "Times" uses complex words and is quite hard to follow with its long columns that seem never ending. It is aim at more intellectual readers that will be able to from an honest opinion and often like the cleaver wittiness. The type of readers it attracts are not easily manipulated. While the "Express" is easy to read and use more simpler and obvious words, it breaks the columns up and sections it into lots of articles. By doing this it makes it easier to take in and is aim at less intellectual readers that are easily manipulated or trick. You could say the working class which is a big majority which makes it a good idea. The fact is Kilroy had said something many people didn't agree with and must be judge fairly by reading what he wrote looking at any facts for the questions and issues that he brought up and then making your own decision on it. Which the "Times" provides. What he is like as a person or what he has gone through has nothing to do with it. By William Oliver ...read more.

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