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Two examples of newspapers on the market at the moment are: "The Sun" and "The Independent" They fit into the criteria of either Tabloid or Broadsheet. "The Sun." is the Tabloid and is owned by Rupert Murdoch, owner of a multinational corporation.

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Language and categories Essay HARINDER SINGH Two examples of newspapers on the market at the moment are: "The Sun" and "The Independent" They fit into the criteria of either Tabloid or Broadsheet. "The Sun." is the Tabloid and is owned by Rupert Murdoch, owner of a multinational corporation. "The Independent" On the other hand is part of a smaller scale firm which is owned by John O Reliy it s distinguishable features and headlines class it as a Broadsheet. "The Sun." on the other hand focuses on a lot of gossip, celebrities and sport- especially football. The language is much simpler and doesn't go into as much detail as a broadsheet might. The language used by "The Sun." varies to that of "The Independent." "The Sun.' uses informal language and the news articles aren't as detailed as those from "The Independent." To be "The Sun." also has a tendency to hyperbole the article to make it sound worse than it actually is. The broadsheet gives you a more in depth and thorough read of the information it puts forward to you whereas the tabloid is a lighter newspaper to read as the newspaper doesn't have words that require a high standard of understanding of the English language and the articles are not too detailed so you can have a quick glance and get the idea of what is happening in the article. Whereas the broadsheet is laid out in a specific way with columns the articles are also packed with detail which gives a detail insight of the story but they require longer time to read. There is also a clear contrast between the masthead of "The Sun." ...read more.

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The sentence structure of the article is roughly the same as all the other newspapers as it has short, sharp sentences this doesn't make the article look as though it is going really long but the columns are much longer and detailed than a typical column you would tend to see. The language format is straightforward there are no puns, metaphors, similes or any other language techniques this has a substantial effect on the reader as it makes the article seem more serious and maintains a flow when the reader is reading the article. There are quotes in the article outlining what people in the cabinet have said. This shows that "The Independent are able to get in touch with people in a high status and get their views and opinions, this makes the read more interesting as the person reading the article can also consider what the people in the UN are thinking about, so then the reader would have more knowledge and understanding of the article. Then lead article "The Sun," has presented, is about then Queen and her devastation on the butler spilling secrets about the royal family. The language used in this article is much the opposite to that of the language used in the lead article in The Independent, it is very casual and there aren't any words that require you to have a high understanding of English. The lead article is much smaller than the one in The Independent and most of the space is taken up by the pictures. The article is broken down into three columns measuring approximately 3 centimeters in length and 15 centimeters in width, the article takes up about 25 percent of the page. ...read more.

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The Sun have used a close up on the Queen in order for us to see her crying , this makes the picture look more dramatic and is involving as it is big and draws your attention. The picture of the Queen has been made to look very peaceful and calming a large proportion of the picture is her face this is because that is the part that we will relate to as readers so it is important for them to concentrate the picture on it. The identity of a newspaper is created by features of it that are specific to that particular newspaper. The Sun's use of informal language isn't specific to The Sun as most tabloids have adapted the same style of writing but the pages of information on celebrity gossip and the scattered layout of pictures and text boxes are. The Independent is an informative newspaper to read provided you have the time to as the language use is highly sophisticated and each article is presented with as much detail as possible. The layout of The Independent is very organized everything has its own place seems to all flow with no text boxes or picture or adverts out of place it is very well compiled The Sun and The Independent both fill my expectations. The Sun can provide me with a quick look at the news and a fair deal of information in the latest sports. It is also a convenient size and the context isn't hard too understand. The Independent provides a thorough and informative read and can provide you with all the information that you might need about stock markets, world affairs and has an immensely detailed news coverage. ...read more.

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