• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

English Media Coursework

Extracts from this document...


A Report to Lord Carter of Barnes, (Minister for Media and Communications), on the Depiction of Women in Tabloid and Broadsheet Newspapers. In Britain, two out of three people read a national newspaper regularly. What newspapers choose to print is of primary importance in shaping the way we view ourselves, our communities, our country and the world. Recently, I have been looking at the different content presented in tabloids and broadsheets. The issue I noticed had the greatest amount of contrast was the way women are portrayed in each of the newspapers. It has become clear to me that newspapers aimed at the lower and working class, for example 'The Sun', illustrate women in a completely different context to newspapers like 'The Times', whose intention it is to attract the well educated and upper classes. I am focusing my report on the presentation of women as I believe it is extremely relevant to today's society. Newspapers have major effects and influences on their readers, especially newspapers which outline sexism as being okay. This topic is very important to me as I am a young woman and the opinions of men will affect me throughout my life. ...read more.


After establishing the main discrepancies between tabloids and broadsheets, I proceeded to study two articles which include women as the direct subject. I found my first article in 'The Times' broadsheet newspaper. The article concentrates on what women have achieved recently, in particular, a Member of Parliament's wife Sarah Brown. Also, the article explains that women are not the inferior gender, but are just as smart and successful as men. The article shares a page with a caricature of John Prescott and Gordon Brown, describing them as 'useless, fat and irrelevant'. This cartoon has an immediate effect on the engagingness of the article below. The insulting drawing of two of the most powerful men in Parliament is sure to intrigue the reader. They will read on to find out the significance the caricature has to the article. The article is titled 'Suddenly wife power looks quite different'. This title is a suggestion the author has made and from a male perspective can be seen as boasting. However, the article goes on to praise women in Parliament for the way they present them selves and for what they have accomplished. ...read more.


Women are respected just as highly in broadsheets as men. They are aware that women earn just as much, are just as successful and just as intelligent. Pictures in broadsheets are modest and never reveal more than a woman's face. Views from broadsheet newspapers are unbiased, and do not have a set stereotype. I believe all women should be seen in this way as beauty is truly skin deep. Tabloids are disrespectful towards women, and take away their dignity. The authors of tabloids present women as sex slaves and as nothing more than an agile body. They discriminate women and what they can achieve and diminish them as a gender. The opinion someone reading a tabloid newspaper would differ extraordinarily to one of somebody reading a broadsheet. Tabloids describe and display women as the 'inferior gender'. I believe that broadsheets are the better source when describing women and their lives. Tabloid newspapers are biased, and give millions of men across the world the idea that it's okay to treat women with sacrilege. However, I believe women allowing themselves to be pictured in newspapers this way are as much to blame as the newspaper itself. They cast a stereotype of women across the globe which will affect the entire gender. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ellis Evans ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe essays

  1. The lemon Orchard

    Oom stood in front of the dog, grabbed it and took the gun off it. He then pulled the trigger of the gun and shot the dog without hesitation. "Now you have killed two living things," the coloured man said.

  2. A Comparison of Broadsheet and Tabloid Newspapers

    This gives the reader a lot more information and is more formal than the headline in the Sun. The Sun article was a front page headline whilst the Daily Mail article was on page three. In broadsheet newspapers the people interviewed are usually political or professional people whereas the people

  1. Saving Private Ryan - Media Coursework

    to me represents the fact that, despite the probability of success being slim to none, there is still a slim hope of survival. Overall, this scene is used to plunge the audience alongside Captain Miller, so we can experience the senseless carnage through the perspective of an experienced recruit.

  2. English Media Bowling For Columbine

    by using the clip of her complaining that she has no one to give her numbers conveys the callous attitude of America's media. This phone call is juxtaposed with a distressed man trying to get a hold of his child, which completely changes the emotion of the viewer from angry at the media, to sympathise towards the victims.

  1. how are celebrities presented in the media

    And last but not least, the "glamorous" Kate Moss, who sells nicotine patches on the side of her supermodel career. To begin with, Amy Winehouse, its quite hard to choose where to start, her life has been like a rollercoaster from the day her talent was spotted and she and her beehive entered the world of music.

  2. Analyse how information is presented in Tabloid and Broadsheet Newspapers

    The Headline is one of the first things a prospective customer sees when browsing through the racks of papers, if the headline sounds appealing then hopefully the paper will be just as good, a lot of Tabloid sales depends on their headlines.

  1. Comparison of Broadsheet and Tabloid

    The title 'Daily Mirror' is indicating that the 'daily' gossip is reflected to its readers straight away, just like a mirror's purpose is to reflect, the 'Daily Mirror's purpose is to reflect the news back to the public. The 'Daily' also illustrates the fact that it comes out on a 'Daily' basis.

  2. Some Aspects Of Sports Coverage In Newspapers

    This headline is in reference to Liverpool's poor performance against a non-league side, Havant & Waterlooville. It was published in the Mail On Sunday, a tabloid paper.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work