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My coursework is going to be based on a newspaper report called 'disaster in the alps'. The report is taken from 2 different, British, newspapers 'The Times' {a broadsheet} and 'The Mirror' {a tabloid} I am going to be comparing the to news reports

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G.C.S.E media coursework assignment Comparing newspaper reports - "disaster in the alps" My coursework is going to be based on a newspaper report called 'disaster in the alps'. The report is taken from 2 different, British, newspapers 'The Times' {a broadsheet} and 'The Mirror' {a tabloid} I am going to be comparing the to news reports. The incident happened on the 3rd February 1998, at 3:25pm in Cavalese, northern Italy, where twenty people plunged to their deaths after an American warplane flew through and cut the wire of a cable car they were travelling in. The two British newspapers can be very different in style. The style of 'The Times' is in the large broadsheet style and has a more formal register whereas 'The Mirror' report is in a tabloid style and has a more informal register. The two reports both have some differences like the layout or arrangement of the two articles and the name and status of the people interviewed are different, but both reports use the same amount of pictures and contain some interesting factual information. Both reports contain factual information, but they both present their information in different ways to give off different but at the same time similar affects. Both reports have collected information that reads: The disaster happened at 3.25pm, 20 people died, it happened in Cavalese, northern Italy, The incident happened on ...read more.

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'The Times' report, seeing that 'The Mirror' gives a very clear sub-heading stating 'BRITS TELL OF HORROR IN SNOW' subheadings are used in articles to break up the text and make it easier to read so by this sub-heading it's giving the impression that the article is biased as the writer seems to emphasize on it, which would show the reader that there were British people at the scene of the incident. This would then catch a British readers attention in particular, as they would stop and think "that could have been me" so they then want to read on. So the idea of this effect is to catch a British readers' attention so they attract more people to the newspaper. Both reports use a range of eye witnesses and interviews to create their own effect and impression on the report, the reporters do this by using different strategies and tactics. The first people to be interviewed in the 'The Mirror' were 'Neil Harmar' and 'Stacey O'Donnell' who were British they said 'Thank God we did' referring to missing the cable car just by minutes, the use of this effect was to give a feeling of sympathy to the reader, he creates this influence by using sensitive and sympathetic words like 'Thank God'. ...read more.

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This sub heading that reads 'Brits tell of horror in snow' which will come across as intriguing to the degree that the reader gives the whole article a chance, the sub-heading is also aimed to appeal directly too British people as it would act like a cliff hanger, so they would see the heading, want too analyse it in order to gain foundation knowledge leading them too read on, whereas in the 'The Times' the headline is a lot more uninteresting and stands out less than 'The Mirror'. 'The Times' also lacks a sub heading which could have given the times a more detailed article, also helping to make it seem a bit more official. The use of no sub-heading in this article means that there is nothing to hook the readers' attention to when they first see the article. Therefore the article may come across as informal (colloquial). Out of the two articles I think the one that explains what happened and gives the full effects of how devastating the incident was is 'The Mirror' It achieves its full effectiveness as it's a very detailed and progressed article, this article gets it point across, it is very descriptive and lot more attractive. The article also gives off its effectiveness by the presentation of the report, the use of pictures and the language is very realistic and dramatic giving a feel of the incident. ...read more.

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