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It is generally believed that the purpose of a newspaper is to state the facts about what is going on in the world around us. However, media has long been a way of manipulating the minds of the greater population into holding certain values and opinions.

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AS and A Level Newspapers & Magazines

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Maria Baisheva

Coursework: Media

It is generally believed that the purpose of a newspaper is to state the facts about what is going on in the world around us. However, media has long been a way of manipulating the minds of the greater population into holding certain values and opinions. Propaganda is used frequently in everyday life to manipulate our thoughts, and despite what the majority of us think, it does affect our opinions. In general, we believe that what is potrayed as 'News' is fact, but often the facts are twisted to support the political views of Newspaper or journalist.

This coursework will explore the way in which this bias is put across to the reader in the medium of Newspapers, by comparing the way two newspapers, 'The Daily Mail' and 'The Independent' report on the same event. There are two mail types of newspaper, tabloids, like the Daily Mail, and broadsheets, like Independent. Tabloids are the most popular type of paper; these are papers that appeal to people who may just want to scan the news quickly, in order to have a good idea about events happening around the world, without giving up great

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