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I am writing about how children are represented in the media, after a group investigation carried out to see how they are portrayed in different papers; local newspapers, tabloids and broadsheets.

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Media Module I am writing about how children are represented in the media, after a group investigation carried out to see how they are portrayed in different papers; local newspapers, tabloids and broadsheets. We were looking to see if newspapers showed positive or negative images of children and how they portrayed them in general. In local papers there are usually articles of local news from around the area, items for sale and advertisements. Local papers highlight local stories and issues. Local papers usually have the scores or information about local teams in the sport section. The local papers are distributed to a specific area and usually contain news about the area and the people who live there. ...read more.

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Tabloids do tend to run sensational emotional stories. Broadsheets are similar to tabloids, but most of the broadsheets present a more balanced view of the news. They fund to be not as sensational and more factual and informative. Local papers have more pictures then any other kind of paper, they have more pictures of children, and the readers are able to see children of their own or children that they know of. In the most positive pictures you see children achieving or being brilliant. In some pictures you will see children as victims, but often they will have happy endings. They also show brave little angels that have helped their community and someone shown as accessories to local heroes or famous people e.g. ...read more.

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The broadsheets are usually more balanced and informative. They will only feature a photograph of a child to illustrate the event. Newspapers use photographs and articles about children, to sell papers. They tend to stereotype children in a number of categories. The media create general images of children with the public. Local papers generally tend to promote positive images about children. In national stories the portrayed tends to be rather negative. The media exercise has made me more aware of the kind of things going on in the world I live in. It has shown me how powerful the press can really be in promoting images of groups of people and how they 'highlight' certain kinds of stories. I understand how papers are different and it has definitely made me more aware of how readers can be influenced by what they read. ...read more.

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