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Making And Breaking A Star.

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Introduction

Making And Breaking A Star I was given the task of creating a fictional character. I had to create a character profile of the person, in which every major detail about him was revealed including his interests, hobbies, features, right down to the level of detail consisting of the eye colour of the person. This was done in order to create an 'image� for the character that he could be associated with. I then wrote an interview with the character, which was set out in the style of a typical Radio Times interview. I then created a tabloid expos� that was set out in the form of a newspaper article. The Radio Times article that I created was set out in the same way in which a typical interview in the magazine would appear. The article was set out with the header at the top with the information that the interview was with the character "Seth," and revealed that he was considered 'The Bad Boy of Rock,� the header also showed that the article was an interview and that it was apart of the Radio Times. ...read more.

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The layout of the page and style is typical of a Radio Times article and contains elements that are commonly seen in magazines. The tabloid expos� is set out in the outlay of a typical newspaper, in this case 'The Times� newspaper is used. The newspaper begins with the title of the paper at the top of the page spread across one side to the other, as is seen on the newspaper. Almost directly below the header is the main articles header, which is normally in a large font that dominates most of the front page. The header is typically in a different font from the rest of the text and is far bolder than any other text on the page to make it stand out, as it is the particular article that wants to grab the reader�s attention. The article is normally what the editor considers to be the biggest selling article of the day and is normally the only article on the front page. ...read more.

Conclusion

This is how a typical tabloid newspaper is set out, the whole newspaper is designed to Simply sell more copies, and to do so must seem more attractive to purchase than any of its competitors. In my opinion, newspapers and magazines can drastically alter someone�s perception of a particular person due to the influential ways in which newspaper and magazine articles are written. People generally trust what they are reading and therefore accept what is written as the truth, because of this newspapers and magazines can be very influential and affect people for either good or bad. A negative article about a person can affect the reader so that they dismiss the person, whom the article is written about, as the way the article wants the reader to think. However, it is known that newspapers contain many rumours and articles which may or not be true, the public are aware of this and therefore are a little more weary of what they read, rather than what they see on television in the news. ...read more.

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