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In this piece of work I will be comparing two newspaper articles about the same event. During the course of this essay I will discuss how this event is represented and identify any biases.

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In this piece of work I will be comparing two newspaper articles about the same event. During the course of this essay I will discuss how this event is 'represented' and identify any 'biases. Representation is when you show or present something through the media. Bias is judgemental, and is also when a writer puts their own opinion rather than facts. In The Daily Mirror learning is represented by saying "learning can be fun", whereas in the Independent learning is represented by saying "pupils play to learn". In The Daily Mirror the writer has not included much information about the course, and also has made quite a lot of negative comments, for example the write has put a subtitle in the middle of the page saying "Tomfoolery"; this simply means that the course is ...read more.

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In The Daily Mirror the writer keeps on repeating words for example he has started 3 paragraphs with the same starting, which makes it clear that the writer is not professional and its gives a negative impact. The language used in The Daily Mirror is sarcastic, the writer sounds as if he doesn't support the course, for example he has wrote "No marks for the teachers who go along with" and "No marks for parents who encourage their children", this straight away gives a negative idea, and persuades parents not to send their children to the course, because it all seems as a joke. Whereas in the Independent the language is formal which will appeal more to the readers, and will also give a positive image of the course. ...read more.

Conclusion

From these articles I can conclude that both articles are saying that pupils can learn while playing which will be fun. Both of these papers show positive and negative comments, and are willing that pupils can learn while playing. Balanced reporting is shown in the Independent because the writer did not want lots of negative comments, so he balanced it with positive comments. This is important because when the reader reads a negative comment, and then reads a positive comment, the positive comment stays in mind more. There is bias shown in The Daily Mirror where it says "No marks at all for the local education authorities who waste public funds on such tom foolery", etc, and this is bad because it indicates that the course is about messing about and not worth attending. ?? ?? ?? ?? LEVENT KARAOGLAN 10V ...read more.

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