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  1. How do magazines for females use language to target different age groups?

    In `Go Girl' I feel that I shall find the sentences will be short and simple and the vocabulary will also be simple. This could be because the readers of this magazine are young girl's who may find it difficult to understand long complicated sentences and have not yet come across such complex words and are still developing their vocabulary. Methodology: The three magazines I took into consideration are: `Elle' which is supposed to be the world's best-selling fashion magazine as stated on the magazine is the first magazine I chose in my investigation .It is a magazine for those who want to know how to look beautiful sophisticated and be up-to date on the latest trends and fashion.

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  2. How is the writing persuasive? Work through the article commenting on how the choice of words, the style of the writing and the way the information is presented work together to create this persuasive effect.

    The quotes in bold below the sub-heading are for entertainment, she deliberately takes the most inane comments from the people that she watches and let them argue the case for her, this is called "Aunt Sally" she has quoted the opposition and has reiterated the quotes for her own needs, the entertainment is in fact a secondary purpose to the real purpose of summing up the attitudes to the animals that the visitors feel in the zoo and shaming them and parodying it.

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  3. In this assignment I am going to compare two newspapers, a tabloid and a broadsheet, they will be 'The Daily Telegraph' and the 'Sun' where were both published on the 6th of October 1999.

    This picture consists of one of the carriages surrounded by firemen, two on ladders looking into the carriage and the rest grouped around the bottom of it. The carriage in which the firemen are inspecting is the one that had overturned and caught on fire (the same picture is used on the Telegraph's front page). In the top right-hand corner of the front page there is a 'wob' with reverse print in it, it says: "35 FEARED DEAD" If you notice this is obviously fiction, the actual figures were not released until a couple of days after and they where 30 killed and 245 injured, so the Sun is doing some guess work here!

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  4. On Friday 25th October 2002, all British newspapers reported on the outcome of the trial of Alastair Irvine, the son of the Lord Chancellor, Derry Irvine.

    It is a very selectively taken photo, which portrays Alastair Irvine as being mentally insane. The other picture on the page is one of Lord Irvine, Alastair's father. This is again a photograph chosen specifically to influence the reader. The picture is slanted so that Lord Irvine's eyes are staring directly into his son's. In addition, Lord Irvine has a very amused expression set on his face, giving the reader the impression that he is pleased to see his son go to prison.

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  5. A comparison of three front pages of national daily newspapers

    This is the opening paragraph of the story. Within the first 21 words, the readers are automatically informed of the event itself, the whereabouts of the crash and also when it took place, and still Flynn is managing to create a picture of the 'screaming, terrified passengers'. It is difficult to discuss how the paragraph lengths fluctuate due to the fact that there are only 4 short paragraphs on the front cover. Each one of them is about the same size, the first summarising the events of November 12th, the second creates a link between the events and those of

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  6. Comment On The Similarities and Differences Between Two Newspaper Articles, On Princess Diana's Visit to Sarajevo

    The article in the Independent is very small compared to the article in the Daily Telegraph probably because the editors for the Independent believe that their readers do not care much about the royal family. Even though the article is against the Princess the Editor might have believed that it would have bored the readers or that it is not major news. As the article in the Daily Telegraph is very big the editor has chosen for his article to be in a landscape format so that the headline runs across the top of the page.

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  7. To compare the way three news publications, The Times, The Mirror and Newsweek, an American weekly news magazine, reported the same incident.

    The Times tries to look at the incident from several different points of view. It quotes from an eyewitness, an official in charge of cable car operation, The Pentagon, a rescue worker, a local resident, and the Italian Deputy Defence Minister. These quotes are however, mainly used to confirm information that has already been offered to the reader, rather than being used as the only account of the event. It gives some background information as to the activities of the US air force in the area, and the feelings of local residents who had been complaining for a long time about low flying in the area.

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  8. With a close reference on focus language, structure and presentation compare two media representations of the same subject.

    This could mean that the title was made up, an exaggeration to get reader's attentions. There are no pictures that relate to this story. The font is the same throughout the article and there are no enlarged quotations. The article uses straightforward basic language. The first paragraph, which contains only one long sentence, introduces the readers to the story in a clear and concise manner. 'Lord Archer of Weston-Super-Mare faces an extra year in jail and three inquiries over the deal to publish his prison diaries'.

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  9. The two articles under discussion are chosen from a well-known tabloid newspaper called, 'The Daily Mail' and the well-established broadsheet newspaper, 'The Independent.'

    The headline is in a smaller font in comparison to the text, than the tabloid's was. A smaller picture is placed in the centre at the top of the article however here it is not as prominent as the photograph in the tabloids is. The main body of text is written in smaller font than the tabloid, and does not have any sub-headings. The broadsheet is a much longer article with over 700 words, compared to the tabloids' article, which consists of only 253 words.

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  10. Comparing two newspaper articles

    The issue of Prince Harry's drink and drugs scandal. The two papers are 'The Observer' and 'The Mail on Sunday' and both issues are dated Sunday 13th January 2002. I want to concentrate on the ways in which the articles are presented at surface level by visual appeal and other such devices and also the ways that each paper has approached this human-interest story of a royal acting irresponsibly. 'The Mail on Sunday' is a tabloid paper. For the purpose of this essay I am going to entitle it article 1.

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  11. An Analysis of the techniques of the techniques used by journalists to influence the readers' opinions and thoughts

    The Times is Right Wing and expresses the ideas of the Conservative Party. The audience of newspapers depends on some of their political opinions, their age, sex, job, social class, religion and what they generally enjoy to read. For example, The Daily Mail caters for female readers; it has a 'Femail' section. I will be analysing articles from two of these different types of papers, The Telegraph and The Sun. The Sun is an example of a tabloid paper, and The Telegraph is an example of a broadsheet newspaper.

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  12. Media Assignment - Vogue Magazine.

    Many shops that you can buy this from have a code reader so typing in the price is unnecessary. This could also indicate that the shops selling it are not usually sweet shops and independent newspaper vendors but high street retail stores with a lot of business with the magazine and ones like it. This shows the magazine is aimed at the more expensive shops that the Vogue team wants their magazine in. They want to show that their magazine is up market and fashionable by selling it in the up market fashionable shops. Two of the sell lines are luminous orange and three are bright white.

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  13. Sports Market Research

    If your price is too expensive, people may not buy. If there is no promotion, it will be hard to get customers interest, so fewer products will be sold and so it will be hard to break-even. The business that I am setting up is a sport shop called 'Sportsmania' that sells different brands of sportswear's and different types of sport equipments. Also, it sells some famous football, basketball clubs uniform, and if you want, you can order to put a certain name.

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  14. How do editors of tabloids and broadsheet newspapers use content, language, layout and images to attract and reflect their target readership?

    It creates an image of what the readers are attracted to. 'The Guardian' is a broadsheet. It is a slightly left-wing newspaper generally supporting the Government and Labour Party. According to stereotypes, people with professional jobs mainly read this paper. Statistics show that about twenty per cent of people aged 20-45 read 'The Guardian'. 'The Daily Mail' is one of two newspapers called the middle market dailies. It is a tabloid paper, but has a balance of news and feature articles. Stereotypes of the readers of 'The Daily Mail' suggest that this paper is read mostly by less professional people.

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  15. Comparison of Newspaper Articles

    Finance and sport). Some papers have special versions available on weekends. Most newspapers are sold daily. There are two main types of newspapers in Britain these are tabloids and broadsheets. These both have very different target audiences, different circulation figures and they both target different social economic groups. Tabloids target mainly people who prefer to read more entertaining stories and don't have a lot of time. They are for people who do not like to read about too many facts and people that have to travel by train and cannot read a broadsheet very easily.

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  16. Womens representation in magazines - looking at Glamour and Cosmopolitan.

    questions and answers where the readers would send a letter to the editor and discuss their everyday and love problems.’[4] This is a clear reflection of the many aspects covered in women’s magazines today and can be seen as the foundation which many successful and prosperous magazines have built upon. It provided a print industry specifically aimed at women, ‘a paper room, of their very own.’ [5] Glamour is a women's magazine published by Condé Nast Publications. It was founded in 1939 in the United States, it was originally called Glamour of Hollywood, concentrating on stories of the stars.

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