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Media Coursework-Comparing Two Newspaper Articles

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Media Coursework-Comparing Two Newspaper Articles Bharatjit Basuta (11kw) I'll be Comparing the front page story of two newspapers. One is from a tabloid newspaper as the other is from a broadsheet. I'll put across the diverse techniques that tabloids and broadsheets portray in their front page story. Newspaper media is designated to notify, and aim an interest to there audience. 'The Sun', 'The Express' 'The Daily Mail', and 'The Mirror' are all examples of tabloid newspapers. Tabloids mostly always have various feelings towards the media. 'The Times', 'The Independent', 'The Guardian', and 'The Daily Telegraph' are all examples of a broadsheet newspaper. Broadsheets newspapers have a reputation of being more of a specialized outlook to how they present there stories as in language and layout of the story. I comparing the front page stories of the 'The Independent' and 'The Daily Mail'. Both of the newspapers have the front page story about Sir Mark Thatcher the man who has been charge 'with helping to finance a mercenary plot to topple the head of an oil-rich African state' and now faces 15 years of jail. ...read more.

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This title gives the effect as if it was the title of a book or a name of a movie. Underneath the head line theirs a sub headline that says 'Mark Thatcher faces jail over alleged link to African coup plot'. This sub head line is just to give the public or audience an idea of what the story is about. In comparison to the 'Daily Mail' it doesn't give that sense of some one telling you it gives the sense of a story. Newspapers use different style of writing. The style of writing they use depends on the type of audience that reads there paper. Tabloids are mostly read by younger people or people who can relate to the topic. Tabloids are also read by people who may have a lower education. Therefore the writing in the 'Daily Mail' must be simple. For example it says 'The son of former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher was arrested in his pyjamas in a police raid on his 2.5million home in South Africa'. ...read more.

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Also when using references from an interview it backs article up because it shows proof of what they are trying to portray. The 'Daily Mail' uses a reference form and interview to show its audience that it is reliable in giving information. The reference was that 'There is little doubt he was about to move abroad' said a source. This reference was used to show that the 'Daily Mail' was a reliable source of information. When looking at the reference there seems to be a problem. The reference is unreliable for the fact it doesn't give a specific source. For all I can know is that the writer of this article could have had made up this reference of information to give the 'Daily Mail' newspaper a more proficient outlook. Also this reference is a bit useless for the fact the reader wants to know what going to happen to Sir Mark Thatcher instead of he was planning on doing. This shows that tabloids use references from interviews but the information can be unreliable and a bit useless. Broadsheets have a reputation of giving reliable information. ...read more.

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