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

Media Coursework-Comparing Two Newspaper Articles

Extracts from this document...


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.


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.


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.

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. Comparing two newspaper articles, one from a tabloid and one from a broadsheet will ...

    In contrast to a broadsheet a tabloid's audience is aimed at socio-economic group C and below. Tabloids are aimed at a younger audience and focus on issues that their readers can relate to. The targeted audience for the picture is everybody because 'The Sun' wants everybody to see it and hopefully recognize the kidnapper.

  2. My two articles I have chosen to compare are from the 'The Sun' and ...

    Inferences can be drawn." This suggests that the man seen was the kidnapper. The constable is leaving the reader to reach their own opinion when he says 'Inferences can be drawn'. Due to the clash of aims of a tabloid and broadsheet the technique of interviewing is used differently.

  1. Comparing Tabloids & Broadsheets.

    The reports are true and aren't very exaggerated because they don't need to be made more interesting as the people that read broadsheets only want to know the facts of what is going on. The tabloid mainly consists of gossip because 'ordinary' people want to know what other people are doing especially if they are well known.

  2. Newspaper Comparison.

    The picture to the left locates and clearly shows the appearance of the hotel in a similar way to Account A's picture but the picture to the right shows a more dramatic balcony rescue scene in a similar style to the photograph attached to Account B.

  1. Comparing Two Newspaper Articles

    It's rather factual reporting and leaves the article open-ended so you can make your own decision. This article interviews many people from special officers, commanders, of which they get a mixed response. This article in my opinion authenticates. In this particular article there is no definite message.

  2. Media coursework - Comparing Two Newspaper Articles

    The large picture of Prince Harry on the front page of the Sunday Telegraph shows this. It is situated next to a report on the Taliban, which has immense media significance. The positions of the articles reflect this; hence they are both placed well inside the newspapers.

  1. Year 10 English Coursework - Media

    The picture of Harry and the butler in a farm is superimposed and follows the non serious tone of the article. They make Harry look even more like a drunken teenager by making the butler hold a pint of beer.

  2. In September 2003, schoolteacher Paul Ellis was jailed for manslaughter after the death of ...

    We see that the dashes help to represent the conversational tone. There is also use of emotive vocabulary for example: "primitive society", "an eye for an eye; a life for a life" and "We are more civilised." Again emotive vocabulary is used, but the journalist is trying to shame the readers who share this viewpoint.

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