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Comparison between tabloid and broadsheet newspapers

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Comparison between tabloid and broadsheet newspapers The two articles are both about youth culture committing crimes, which are shown in statistics, pictures, text, bullet points and headlines. They give information on the crimes being committed (e.g. how many percent carry knifes). One article comes from The Guardian (broadsheet) and The Mirror (tabloid) The broadsheet shows an impartial view of the story, and gives an honest opinion and it shown is long columns, bullet points and statistics and the bullet points have a description, unlike the tabloid. The tabloid try's to shock us, it try's to convince us that the youth cultures are thugs. They attack the readers, and all that is shown in pictures, articles, columns and statistics. The Mirror uses a large picture trying to really traumatize us; the picture is of a young teenager holding a significantly large knife, the image is used to frighten us. The Mirror has many statistics without really explaining them. The tabloid presents its articles with headlines, subheadings, by-line, images and really have an explanation, The Guardian presents it articles with ...read more.

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The writers opinion of teenagers in the tabloid is prejudiced, but the writer of broadsheet article is balanced and believes that its not that bad, and its says for example things like "out of 100 only 4 have sampled cocaine" The writer of the tabloid article interviews Barry Anderson and says that he calls them "the thugs breed" the writer doesn't interview the teenagers to see other side of the story. The broadsheet interviews both adults and teenagers to hear each side, the adults have done confidential interviews with the teenagers, the interviewer also made up a phony drug to catch out liars. The tabloid doesn't interview the so-called "thugs" to hear their side, so we only hear the writers opinion, so its influences us to believe that teenagers are thugs. The broadsheet uses long complete words which shows that journalists are actually well knowledgeable and do investigate, unlike the tabloid which uses a couple of slang words. Both articles use interviews though in The Guardian the interview is with Barry Anderson who is chief executive of the communities that care, and The Mirror also interviews Barry Anderson. ...read more.

Conclusion

The sentences in the two newspapers are different because they are both aimed at different people. The Mirror is for most, ordinary people The Guardian is for more educated/ professional people, The Guardian's article uses longer sentences because its contains more information. I personally favour The Guardian because it gives a fair view and gives out more information and gives an easier quote that isn't scattered throughout the article. They give explanations, The Guardian believes that the problem isn't bad, they believe it's not a lot they say its bad, but not much. The Mirror says that it's appalling, and that the figures are too high. The Mirror is more negative and believes that teenagers are "the thugs breed". Unlike the broadsheet which sympathy's for the teenagers and believes that most teenagers are "law abiding". I believe that the statistics are not that bad, for example only 4 out of every 100 have tried cocaine, but the tabloid disagrees. All in all it's bad but not as bad as the tabloid makes it to be. Mohammed A Page 1 4/28/2007 ...read more.

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