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

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.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Media Coursework 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 portrayed as 'News' is fact, but often the facts are twisted to support the political views of the Newspaper or journalist. This essay 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 main types of newspaper, Tabloids, like the Daily Mail, and Broadsheets, like the Independent. Tabloids are the most popular type of paper; it is often smaller in size, more colourful and relies on page three girls and other such shock tactics, to attract readers. ...read more.

Middle

But crams in enough information in such a way to meet the needs of a more intellectual person(s). In Article one the language is very simplistic, the sentences don't exceed 18 words, and the longest word is about seven letters long. Again, this is because it has to be understood by a lower class person. You don't need to have a large attention span to read it and the first paragraph usually gives a broad outline of the article. The tone of the advert makes the whole content of the article sound like a joke. For example, " No marks at all for the local education authorities who waste public funds on such tom foolery". Maybe implying that this whole scheme is to fill up gaps at Butlins rather than being an educational holiday. I believe that article one is biased against the holiday camp because of the political party the newspaper supports, or because of the owner's personal opinion. Nobody has been interviewed in article one. This is probably because the people they interviewed didn't have the same opinion as the people at the Daily Mail. ...read more.

Conclusion

Which brings the article to another level of seriousness, because the question crosses your mind that. Why are Butlins hosting such an event when there not even prepared to take on five hundred students? This article does not seem to be biased at all. It gives both sides of the argument a fare trial and leaves the article open-ended so you can make your own decision. This article interviews many people from teachers to students, of which they get a mixed response. Some people thought it was a good idea that wasn't going to take off, others said it was nothing but problems from the second they got there. Some said there were plenty of resources, others said that there was none. In this particular article there is no definite message. As I stated earlier it is left remarkably wide open for your own judgement. In my opinion I prefer the independent to the Daily Mail because it's more to the point. It doesn't mess around with puns or large flashy pictures, it gets to the point in great detail. It also gives lots of opinions from lots of angles. By Mohammed Islam ...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. Comaparing two types of media

    In this headline there is a comma missing after 'Sarah' just to make the headline more catchy and snappy. There is also alliteration 'M6' and 'man' which labels the kidnapper as the M6 man. Hence, 'The Sun' sees the kidnapping story more newsworthy for its readers and so presents it in a more affective way, regarding the layout.

  2. Year 10 English Coursework - Media

    This draws readers in to the paper and hopefully will read more as they pass it. The Times only has one picture and it only takes up one sixth of the article. The article itself is set in to three columns and has formal writing.

  1. Compare the article in the Independent with the article in the Daily Mail, addressing ...

    It may be misleading but it is partially true and people want to have a taste of everything that is on offer true or not - so they buy the paper. The distinct difference between The Mail and The Independent is their targeted audience, both are aimed at an audience but the two audiences want completely different things.

  2. Compare an article in the Independent with the article in the Daily Mail, addressing ...

    The layout of the daily mail is bold and in your face which is very eye catching. The pictures are vibrant in colour and stand out another eye catching feature. When using a picture they have to be chosen carefully.

  1. Write an essay, which will draw on theories covered on the module to analyse ...

    However the way she is positioned and the pose which she has taken, leads us to think of her as a shy, innocent girl, but as she is baring some flesh that she also has a lot of sexual promiscuity surrounding her.

  2. 'The Children's Society' - Media study.

    They are designed to taunt Karen because she cannot afford what they are advertising, which would only be very cheap anyway: " 'Sandwiches', 'Cheeseburger Roll' " Either of these two meals would not cost too much, but unfortunately, Karen - on her �2.78 a week - cannot.

  1. Write about a tragic incident that had happened in Docklands, on 9th February 1996, ...

    The "Daily Star" headline begins with "Scum". "Scum" is a very dramatic and expressive headline to begin with, which immediately catches the audiences their attention. "Scum" is defining rubbish or people who are worthless. This use of psychology is effective because it makes the audiences to react, i.e.: feeling out rage.

  2. Newspapers were the first form of media text.

    and the only way of answering this question is by reading on. On the other hand, the Guardian uses its images to illustrate the story and support their character of the driver. The picture of where Henri Paul lives can show this.

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