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Look at the two Articles concerned with the War in Kosovo - Examine the Techniques used by the Writers and Photographers designed to get their messages across in a powerful way.

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Look at the two Articles concerned with the War in Kosovo. Examine the Techniques used by the Writers and Photographers designed to get their messages across in a powerful way Newspapers and Magazines are a worldwide publication, released every day. Yet each day they seem to attract the searching eyes of the eager public. In this assignment I intend to say how the writers use their expertise (skills) and techniques, in the Kosovo article, to get certain messages across to the readers and viewers. Firstly, the headlines of the article(s) are very powerful and significant. Both headlines refer to the violence of the War, and the responsibility of the actions made. The first headline... "After the bombs, the blame" ...suggests that the writer, chose significant words beginning with "b", ("bombs", and "blame"), so that the headline has a repetition to it, reflecting the actual repeated sound a bomb might make, for example "bang". This repetition of the letter 'b' is a good technique used by many Authors, in different articles and different situations. Though it is very powerful, because of the effect that it has on the reader. Apart from the words themselves, the presentation of the headline (Font, Font style) ...read more.

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(The photographer wants us to think that many parents are dying due to the war but what will the consequences of this be, like the boy in the photograph, where/who will children turn to). This again is a technique not only used in this article/newspaper, but it is famous in other articles as well. This photograph has been chosen from many others, for a particular reason, and we suggest that this reason is that it's the only photograph that relates to the heading and emphasises the point more than any other photograph. In the "War in Europe" photograph(s); it shows a badly injured woman lying amidst the bomb wreckage. This brings home the reality of people getting bombed. The skill used here by the photographer is that as well as picturing the injured woman; the photographer also includes the background, which can be seen in the photograph. The reason or suggestion for why he/she does this is so that when the viewer looks at the picture and sees' the background (as well as the lady) they immediately recognise that the Landscape is in the U.K., and therefore the picture was obviously taken in the U.K., just as the heading suggests, and they will then realise that the bombing, is in fact, close to their homes. ...read more.

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because technical words such as, "Collateral damage", "developed techniques to refine the accuracy", and "persistent" ...for some readers (maybe uneducated), are hard to understand therefore it can mislead the readers to believe something else. The overall conclusion to the assignment is based on the different methods that the writers and photographers use to get certain messages across to the reader, powerfully. (To begin with) The photographers use and have a lot of skill when actually taking a photograph, because as the photographs show, the photographer intentionally included the background scene, which shows that the background is just as effective as the main image (front) of the photo. Also we learn that from thousands of photographs 'they' chose the one(s) which relates most to the title, (which can be seen in each photograph). The writers however design effective headings and articles, such as, "After the bombs, the blame" Which, in fact, have certain messages in them that are revealed by the reader. For example the heading above, has a repetition of a B sound reflecting the actual sound a bomb might make, i.e. 'bang', and it works for the reader (and the writer), therefore their techniques and skills work very effectively to get certain messages across to the reader. English Course work ...read more.

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