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''Write A Detailed Comparison Of The Way Two Newspapers Convey The Same Story''

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''Write A Detailed Comparison Of The Way Two Newspapers Convey The Same Story'' The class has been studying different types of newspapers-Tabloids and Broadsheets. The tabloid ''The Sun'' and the broadsheet is ''The Times''. Stereotypically a tabloid is more informal, more pictures, humorous and has obvious bias. Its target audience is less educated and more gossip. A broadsheet newspaper on the other hand is targeted at more sophisticated and smarter and has more information, fewer pictures, more analysis, more in depth politics and is serious. The newspaper story we worked on was about an Arab who planned to plant a bomb in his pregnant girlfriend holdall and when the aeroplane was airborne it was going to explode. Luckily the security found the bomb and dis-armed it. He said he couldn't go on the El Al flight because he was an Arab, so he was going to meet her at where they were planning to get married in Tel Aviv. ...read more.

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next to the mast head it said 'The Sam Frock's collection.' This also makes it more humorous and makes more young males want to buy it). The sub-headline was also longer. Broadsheets have smaller pictures, more writing and the headline is shorter but meaningful (makes the reader want to read on and get interested) and has no puns. This might be because a more mature newspaper wouldn't put something humorous right next to a big serious story. The content of the story is the same only in the basic facts but otherwise different. Tabloids even show an obvious bias towards someone or something e.g. in The Sun they referred to the man as 'an Arab rat' and this shows that he is cunning, clever and scheming and nearly got away with it. Also how they used emotive language e.g. 'Sobbing girl', this also had an effect because the audience would of felt sorry for her. This emotive language shows that the word 'Sobbing' is more kind of slang and make the reader feel pity on her. ...read more.

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'It would have destroyed the jumbo and slaughtered all 400 passengers and crew.' 'And hundreds could have been killed if the jet had plummeted into busy streets.' The aim of this was to make the reader feel hatred towards the terrorist and feel sorry for the people who would have died for no reason. The Times just focuses mostly on the facts. 'She was on her way to Israel, where the Arab said he would marry her.' This also a bit similar to The Sun's quote because this is just focusing on the people e.g. this makes people feel sad for the girl because she was 'duped' by her fianc´┐Ż. Although both stories are the same, the style they are written in is different. This is mainly because the newspapers are targeted at different audiences (tabloids are for the less educated, humorous and young. Broadsheets are for the more sophisticated and people who understand a wider range of vocabulary). In conclusion the main reason is that the target audience is different and as a result of that the way they are reported. ...read more.

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